Tries aplenty as Blyth pile up the points in big win

Rugby.
Rugby.

Blyth 48-7 Chester le Street

Blyth started the new year with a convincing win and moved up to third place in the league despite having to make six last minute changes to their line up.

Chester scored an early converted try against the run of play.

But Blyth responded with an unconverted try by Calvert and a Reese penalty to give them a narrow 8 - 7 lead at half time.

The second half belonged to the home side, new recruit Gallon crossing and Reese adding the extras. Caldwell also got a touch down with captain Rose adding the vital fourth bonus point try, which was again converted by Reese.

Bowman also went over for a converted try. Reese completed the scoring with two late tries.

Next week Blyth are away to Hartlepool TDSOB, kick-off at 2.15pm.