Blyth RFC throw away a 21-point lead in defeat to Seaton Carew


Blyth produced their worst performance of the season in throwing away a 21-point lead against one of their promotion rivals, Seaton Carew, losing 25-24 at Plessey Road on Saturday.

From a Blyth a scrum on the halfway line the ball was spun out to the backs and full-back Reece joined the line to score.

A few minutes later the same player waltzed through again, converting both tries himself.

On the half hour mark centre Bradwell did the same thing to increase the lead to 21 points.

The visitors then had a spell of pressure themselves and scored an unconverted try.

The strong running visitors’ backs scored twice more to bring the score to 21-18 before Blyth hit back with a penalty.

As the clock ran down the visitors scored their fourth bonus point try and kicked the conversion to lead by one point.

The home side threw everything into attack and were unlucky not to get another score which on balance they did not deserve.

Against a bigger pack Blyth need to learn to play to their strengths and not get involved in a forward battle.

On Saturday Blyth are way to Seaham, kick-off 3pm.