Seghill RFC sunk as Morpeth Reivers flow

The tide was against Seghill this weekend as they were met by a strong Morpeth side in a cup clash watched by a healthy crowd.

Monday, 14th March 2016, 9:49 am
Updated Monday, 14th March 2016, 9:51 am
Seghill's Will Smith tracks a Morpeth attack.

The home side did make a bright start, putting the visitors on the back foot from the kick-off, but sadly they were unable to turn early pressure into points.

They then paid the price as the visitors took the lead through Dale Pickering on the five-minute mark.

Although unable to convert, Morpeth added to their tally shortly after through a try by Adam Hall, with Ball making the conversion.

Seghill rallied, though, undeterred by the quick-fire Morpeth scoring.

However, once again Seghill were unable to turn possession into points and could only watch as the visitors added another try on the 20-minute mark.

The game then entered a period of stalemate until Seghill finally made a breakthrough as Brad Glenny went over and Callum Burgess converted.

Lifted by the success, Seghill turned up the pressure but were dealt another blow as Morpeth broke free to score a try right on the halfway mark by Adam Hall.

After the break Morpeth were quickly back into scoring mode, catching the home side out on the break through Callum Lawn and shortly after through Marcus Ridley.

Much as in the first half, despite good periods of possession, Seghill struggled to add to their scoring until Will Smith went over following a good build up from a scrum.

Unfortunately the game was taken out of reach when first Alex Tate then Ben Hornby added to Morpeth’s tally.

The game ended 41-12 in favour of Morpeth.

Seghill’s next game is at home to Richmondshire on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.