Blaydon 2nd XV 14-27 Foresters

On a cold and wet afternoon in the north east following a two and a half hour coach transfer the Foresters came away with a five point haul but were made to work hard for the victory by the Blaydon second string.

Playing down the slope in the first half the Foresters were soon behind to an early converted try by the home side. This seemed to kickstart the Foresters into action and after patient phases of play Ben Parkinson crossed the whitewash and Jack Johnson converted.

After a period of stalemate the Foresters capitalised on some cheap penalties given away by Blaydon and pinned the hosts to their 22 and this paid off when Ben Parkinson crossed for his second try again converted by Jack Johnson.

Half Time 7-14

Following on from a bit of poor kick tennis Blaydon profited with a converted try to bring them level. Wharfedale then made their way up to the Blaydon 22 and were awarded a penalty themselves which was taken at goal and converted by Johnson.

More patient rugby was played with the whole squad contributing and on the end of a flowing set of phases Charles Glover crossed wide out finishing from 30yds.

The final score was similar to the first and captain Ben Parkinson completed his hat trick with the final whistle about to blow.

Full Time 14-27

A 4 Try, 5 Point victory was claimed and the whole squad and management were happy with the outcome against a tough and strong Blaydon side.

Team: – 1. Jack Wells, 2. Tom Jackson, 3. James Huck, 4. Morgan Davies, 5. Simon Borrill, 6. Tom Whyte, 7. Oliver Snowdon, 8. Chris Swainson, 9. Rory MacNab, 10. Jack Johnson, 11. Charles Glover, 12. James Raper, 13. Ben Parkinson (c)
14. Eddie Gill, 15. Sam Arkwright.

Replacements: – 16. George Altham, 17. Jake Parkinson, 18. Jack Kitching

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