Seghill Deputies outgunned by Ryton

Ryton rode into Seghill at the weekend and outgunned the Deputies 89-7.

Monday, 7th March 2016, 12:07 pm
Updated Monday, 7th March 2016, 12:11 pm

The day was cool and dry but things quickly turned stormy for the home side.

Starting the game under-manned until the visitors loaned one of their squad members, the home side were quickly on the back foot.

The visitors took less than five minutes to take the lead through Hal Convery, who also converted.

Seghill rallied temporarily only to be hit with another try, this time by Adam Ball.

Before Seghill could catch their breath, Rob Smith broke through their defence to leave the home side reeling.

Although shell-shocked, this did not prevent a well worked try from Seghill being forced over the line, ironically through Lewis McIntyre, the short term Ryton loan player. The try was converted by Gordon Bailey.

If Seghill thought they had stopped the rot Ryton had other ideas as Robin Scott went over as the home side continued to struggle taming a determined attacking force.

Seghill showed no signs of rolling over, however, despite the sustained Ryton assault, who added again shortly after following Scott’s second of the day.

Seghill shared the possession spoils for the next ten minutes but could not prevent a hat-trick of tries by Scott just before the break to trail 34-7.

Sadly for Seghill the second half began as the first half with Luke Armstrong getting onto the score sheet.

The home side’s misery continued as Paul Smith then Paul McCarten went over in quick succession.

Seghill pressed hard but could not break through Ryton’s defensive wall but they were to be commended for continuing to defend with passion even though the game was well out of site at this point.

The closing stages saw Adam Williamson, Tom Colbeck, Chris Hardy and Elliot Furber score further tries to bring a tough game for the home side to an end.