Blyth get the better of Seghill in under-17s derby game

Action from the Seghill RFC Under-17s game against Blyth RFC Under-17s. Photo by John Hall
Action from the Seghill RFC Under-17s game against Blyth RFC Under-17s. Photo by John Hall

SEGHILL RFC Under-17s entertained their Blyth counterparts at the weekend in a derby game which was exciting from the start with the home side putting the visitors under a lot of pressure in the first 15 minutes.

But Blyth’s defence held out and then a fantastic break down the wing by Jake Towers saw him unselfishly pass to Devon Reece to score Blyth’s first try, which was converted for a 7-0 lead against the run of play.

Again Seghill piled on the pressure but to no avail as Reece broke to sore Blyth’s second try.

Seghill never gave up and came back to score a well worked try, which was converted to make the score 12-7 to the visitors at half-time.

After the turnaround Blyth started to pile the pressure onto Seghill and Kraig Moore went over to score, which Cori McCardle converted.

Seghill then had a player sin binned for ten minutes, and during this time Reece completed his hat-trick, with McCardle’s conversion making it 26-7.

Seghill’s discipline let them down and their yellow carded player ended up with a second yellow on his return to the game, which became red and he was sent off.

In the last few minutes Blyth’s Adam Blackwell completed a man of the match performance to make the final score 31-7.

Blyth’s next game is at home to Keswick on Sunday, with a noon kick-off.