Blyth fail to convert pressure

Blyth knew this was a game they must win to climb out of the relegation zone and for the first 15 minutes it looked like an easy victory was on the cards.

However, the home defence managed to cope with everything Blyth threw at them and held out. Due to the gale force wind and snow, several penalties werekicked for the corner but to no avail.

With almost their first attack, Ryton opened the scoring to lead 5-0 very much against the run of play but Blyth hit back with a try from the scrum by no8 Wayne Davie to level the scores. The second half was fairly evenly contested with another score by Davie cancelling out Ryton’s second try.

It looked like the game was heading for a draw when the Blyth centre went for an interception with one hand and knocked on. A penalty was awarded and Ryton got the three points to win 13-10.

Next week Blyth are at home to Stockton, 2.15pm KO.