Seghill put up 96 points against Jarrovians

Action from Seghill RFC's win over Jarrovians.
Action from Seghill RFC's win over Jarrovians.

Seghill RFC hosted two games at weekend as the Deputies took on West End and the first team played Jarrovians in the Durham and Northumberland Division 3.

Prior to kick-off a minute’s silence was observed as a mark of respect for the sad passing of Ray Larmouth and Dave Johnston.

The first team flew out the blocks as Andy Whitfield powered home for the first try within minutes of kick-off.

Seghill then piled further pressure on the visitors who struggled to get out of their own area. They made the pressure count as Callum Burgess went over twice in quick succession.

There was simply no way through Seghill’s defence for Jarrow, who were under almost constant pressure.

Jarrow could not cope with the Seghill speed of attack and slick passing as another three tries from Burgess followed and one from Phil Ballantyne before the first half ended 45-0.

With a mountain to climb for the visitors as the second half began, Seghill’s George Hogg added to the Jarrovian’s growing misery with a try within minutes of the restart.

Thirsty for more points the home side pushed forward in all areas of the pitch and it was not long before Hogg added his second try of the game.

The Jarrovians visibly tired but Seghill showed no such signs of letting up as Adam Ballantyne then brother Phil scored tries.

Will Smith continue the rout not long after then Brad Glennie who followed up with a drop kick.

A thoroughly miserable day for the Jarrovians came to an end shortly afterwards but not before Whitfield, Smith and Burgess rounded of a very impressive home performance. Game ended 96-0.

In the second game of the day the Deputies defeated West End 10-5 in the last minute of play to complete a thoroughly entertaining day for a sizable crowd of spectators at Welfare Park.

Seghill’s next game is away to South Shields.