Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

REGIONAL ROUND-UP TYNEDALE Host Blaydon [...]

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

REGIONAL ROUND-UP TYNEDALE Host Blaydon [...]

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REGIONAL ROUND-UP TYNEDALE host Blaydon this afternoon in Corbridge, as both sides play the final matches of their National One campaign.

For Blaydon there were enormous sighs of relief all round on Saturday, as their 50-19 home win over Otley ended any worries of relegation. Coming into today's 2pm kick-off needing a result to avoid the drop would have placed enormous strain on director of rugby Tom Rock's resources just 48 hours after their last outing, but Blaydon did the business with plenty to spare.

Skipper Matt Hall led by example with the opening try just two minutes in, with Simon Barber's hat-trick putting the result beyond any serious doubt.

Ed Yarnton, Robbie Kalbraier and Chris Wearmouth all added to the tally in a seventry rout, with Blaydon's late-season wobbles finally put to bed as they booked their place in next season's National One schedule.

Tynedale, meanwhile, fell 56-29 at Coventry on Saturday, having taken the decision to rest a number of their key men for this afternoon's local derby. …

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