Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Regional Round-Up

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Regional Round-Up

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Byline: Nick Purewal

TYNEDALE made light of three yellow cards in a fractious 21-15 win at Wharfedale.

Seeing off the Yorkshiremen, who had lock Alistair Allen sent off after just 20 minutes, the Corbridgemen ran in tries through Hamish Smales and Joe Graham to upset their hosts' hopes.

Stuart Hall's one conversion and three penalties made the difference as Mark Bedworth landed five penalties for Wharfedale.

Jamie Murray, Kevin Showler and Grant Beasley all spent time in the bin for their troubles, but Tom Borthwick's men will have been delighted to get back to winning ways - whatever the fashion.

Blaydon eased past Blackheath 22-6 at Crow Trees thanks to a Scott Riddell brace and a try for Adam Dehaty.

Two conversions and one penalty from Andrew Baggett handed Tom Rock's men their fourth straight win in National One to consolidate their recent return to form after last weekend's victory at Tynedale.

Westoe ran in six tries to dispatch Bradford and Bingley 38-16 at Wood Terrace in National Two North, while in North One East Morpeth lost out 24-19 at Carlisle, Gateshead slipped 11-8 at Durham City and Percy Park were well beaten 43-18 at Sandal. …

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