Seghill swoop but miss opportunity at Newcastle Falcons ground

A scrum in Seghill's game against Northern Wanderers.
A scrum in Seghill's game against Northern Wanderers.
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Seghill first team travelled to Newcastle Falcons’ Kingston Park for a midweek cup clash against Northern Wanderers.

Watched by a healthy crowd of travelling supporters, Seghill were far from overawed by the Premiership side’s glamorous facilities as they made a strong start and just missed out on the lead when unable to capitalise on a penalty kick opportunity.

The miss seemed to spur Wanderers on and their pressure was rewarded shortly after with a try through Ian Brierley, converted by Ryan Moorer.

Then possession was evenly shared until a penalty kick by Callum Burgess.

Again Wanderers pushed the Seghill defence hard but they were unable to add to their scoring in the first half and had to defend well themselves as the visitors rallied.

Seghill had another opportunity to close the gap but this time were unable to make the penalty kick count.

The referee had to call some players together for a dressing down as passions spilled over shortly after.

Any hopes of closing getting back into the game following the break were dashed for Seghill as again Wanderers scored through Chris Ure, but without the kick being converted.

Seghill’s spirt was not to be dampened, though, as their subsequent pressure paid off, forcing a penalty kick to be awarded and confidently scored again by Burgess.

Sadly for Seghill, despite continuing to press, they conceded another penalty kick but were let off as it was missed.

They were not so lucky several minutes later as Wanderers converted a penalty.

Despite Seghill’s best efforts they were unable to add to their scoring and saw the game slip away in the dying stages as Wanderers added to their score through Alex Turnbull, David Reah.