First win of the season for Blyth as they beat Sedgefield

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Blyth finally won their first game of the season with a much better performance against last season’s division one winners Sedgefield.

The home side started well and were rewarded with the first try scored by Cole, with Brookes adding the conversion.

Sedgefield then got on top and a series of penalties gave them a 9-7 lead.

From a Sedgefield lineout, Blyth captain Rose stole the ball and barged through before setting up his supporting forwards and then taking the return pass to score between the posts, Brooks again adding the extras.

A Brooks penalty then stretched Blyth’s lead to eight points, thereby taking the losing bonus point away from Sedgefield.

As the game drew to a close, Long chased a kick up field and caught the visitors’ full-back in possession and he was penalised for not releasing.

Long quickly took the penalty to put Barratt in for the third converted try.

With the game won and only a few minutes on the clock, the home side went all out for the bonus fourth try and it came when the winger crashed over in the corner, Brookes kicking his fourth conversion from wide out.

From the restart the visitors scored a hotly disputed consolation try to leave the final score 31-14

On Saturday Blyth are away to Sunderland, kick-off 3pm.