Blyth RFC Under-16s showed spirit and determination in beating Darlington 29-17 at a blustery Plessey Road.
Darlington kicked off with a deep punt that went out for a Blyth lineout, which was won with an outstanding catch from Kristan Corner.
This was the start of some outstanding play from both teams, and after 24 minutes of total pressure, Blyth held their cool and finally broke the deadlock with a try from Frazer Tarn-Chapman on the end of an outstanding run down the wing.
Again the pressure was applied and Tarn-Chapman scored his second try before Darlington came back strong at the end of the first half.
After the break some outstanding scrum and lineout work from the forwards gained vital territory unleashing Tarn-Chapman to score his third try as Blyth took control.
Arron Davis’s hard work was rewarded with a fantastic try, converted by Tom Marshall.
After some inspirational words of encouragement from their coach, Darlington stepped up a gear and forced some Blyth into making errors and they were rewarded with what was an impressive try.
Darlington kept the pressure on but Blyth’s defence held strong and put in some big tackles to keep the visitors at bay.
Some great work from the back line forced an overlap for Tarn-Chapman to score his fourth try of the day.
Darlington did not give up and scored a great try as a result.
Both Blyth coaches could not decide a player of the match so awarded it to the whole side for outstanding team effort.
New players are more than welcome and training is on Thursdays, 7pm to 8.30pm, and Sundays, 10.30am to noon.