Impressive Blyth run in nine tries to beat local rivals Ashington

A young Ashington team could not live with an impressive performance of exciting off-loading rugby from Blyth.

The visitors scored five unanswered first half tries to take a 36-0 half-time lead, with a number of Ashington players either not fully committing themselves to the tackle, or making poor efforts.

The home side failed to show anything as an attacking force until just before the interval.

The second half continued in the same vein, with Blyth scoring an early try before winger Merryweather, in an arching run, crossed for the home side’s first try.

A second Ashington try by Johnson came after another Blyth score, coming ironically during Ashington’s best spell.

Blyth added two further late tries to give the better team a well deserved win.

Ashington had given a debut to 17-year-old Lewis Henderson and he had a promising game and was named Ashington man of the match.