Ashington run in nine tries in dominant win over Seaton Carew
Ashington produced an exciting brand of attacking rugby to run in nine tries against Seaton Carew in their best league display for over four seasons.
Ashington, 3-0 down after five minutes from an early Seaton Carew penalty, dominated the next 15 minutes, running in four unanswered tries.
Left winger Josh Weeks, 18, scored the first, beating two covering defenders to go over wide out.
Right winger Cory Whitworth, not wanting to be outdone, scored in the opposite corner after a break in the centre from his cousin Nathan Whitworth.
Owen Jarvis, pulling the strings at fly-half scored the third try after a strong run by Harrigan.
Skipper Newman, playing as part of a dominant pack, added a fourth pushover try as Ashington shunted the bigger home pack over the line, Elliott kicking the conversion.
Carew had their best spell, scoring a penalty and a try, in the latter part of first half.
Ashington then had two players yellow carded but held on to their 22-11 lead until half-time.
Still playing with 13 men, the visitors started the second half strongly but a missed tackle lead to a 60-metre break and try for Seaton Carew to make the score 22-18.
Ashington, now back to full strength, with front row Beattie, Rutherford and Rosser all showing up strongly in a dominant scrum, saw fly-half Jarvis ghost through a gap to score his second under the posts, Elliott adding the conversion.
With forwards and backs joining in the free flowing rugby, skipper Newman scored his second, and wingers Weeks and Whitworth both added their second tries, Whitworth’s coming after a steal from Anderson, and Weeks after a break from replacement scrum-half Connor Nichol.
These two tries were interspersed with a try by Elliott, who crossed after a sublime dummy in the centre.
Carew added a late try to bring some consolation, but this was an excellent Ashington display, who at times played sublime rugby.
On Saturday Ashington are at home to table topping Redcar, kick-off 3pm.