BLYTH RFC Under-17s started their game against Bishop Auckland determined to put their recent Blaydon disappointment behind them.
And in the first 20 minutes they were camped in the Bishop Auckland 22.
But against the run of play Bishops ran in a well worked try into the corner to give them the lead.
That seemed to open the gates as Blyth went to pieces and Bishops controlled the game from then on. The visitors’ fine performance meant they went in at half-time with a 26-0 lead.
Blyth just could not get themselves into the game, even after Jake Towers went over in the corner to give them some hope at 26-5 as Auckland hit straight back.
Eventually Matty Hall went over to score a wonderfully worked try, showing a more positive move from Blyth. Cori McCardle provided the conversion.
But once again the visitors came straight back to make the final score 39-12.
Blyth now have a couple of weeks to recuperate and try to get their form back before facing Keswick at home on October 21.