Seghill Deputies made the short trip to North Shields at the weekend for what turned out to be a tough encounter.
Missing some key players, the visitors were quickly put under pressure and a try from Kyle Wharton converted by Mathew Padden put the home side ahead.
Seghill rallied and began to push forward into the home side’s territory but struggled to make the necessary breakthrough, and Shields again broke through Seghill’s defence to double their lead through Wharton and Padden.
The next 15-minute period was evenly matched with both sides showing some strong defending to deny scoring from attacking positions.
As it looked like Seghill had stemmed the flow of the home side’s scoring, the visitors were perhaps a little unlucky to see North Shields score a try by Richard Sampson deep into first half added time.
Although the conversion was missed, Seghill trailed 26-0 at the break.
The second half saw a very determined Seghill return to the field, pushing forward with confidence.
They moved the ball around well and made several probing attacks. Sadly for the visitors the North Shields defence held firm, denying several reasonable scoring opportunities.
As the game came to the end of the third quarter, North Shields scored again with a try from Sean Craggs and conversion by Padden.
To the credit of Seghill, though, they never capitulated and finally their hard work paid off through a try by Will Smith on the 70th minute mark.
This, however, proved to be the only score for Seghill, although they continued to press the home side.
The final score came through Peter Finlay with a penalty kick in the closing stages as it ended 34-5.