Blyth’s under-17s power past Acklam

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BLYTH and Acklam’s under-17’s teams both found themselves short of players so played a 12-a-side game.

Blyth took control from the start and used the extra space to their advantage in windy conditions.

Conner Herridge finished off some fine play with the first try for Blyth and this seemed to set the standard and Liam Oats went over to score a well worked try down the wing.

Conner Bath was working wonders in the scrum, winning ball against the head, and scrum-half Jonathan Grey was at the centre of many a move and he set up Kraig Moore to score a try which he repeated again within minutes, this time Cori McCardle getting the conversion in the strong wind

McCardle did some fantastic ball play and went on a solo run to score his try, which he converted to make it 29-0 at half-time.

The second half started the way of the first half and Matty Hall scored a try which McCardle again converted.

Acklam’s heads never went down and they started to put the pressure on Blyth, and this paid of with a well worked try and conversion.

Blyth responded with two more tries through Jake Towers and Matty Hall.