Seghill edge the win

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IN stark contrast to the previous weekend’s match against Sedgefield, which saw the two sides bathed in warm sunshine, Seghill and visitors Chester-le-Street took to the field at a cold and wet Welfare Park on Saturday.

A try for winger Paul Latham, which takes his total to six for the season so far, and three penalties for centre Jake Armstrong, who is Seghill’s leading scorer with 44 points, were enough to see off their visitors in an edgy match, though Chester-le-Street were sure to feel disappointed with just a losing bonus point.

Second row forward Dan Blackburn, in fine form so far this season, got the man of the match award.

That makes it three home wins out of four now for Seghill, their only defeat at home so far being to current league leaders Houghton.