Blaydon 14 Wharfedale 30

WHARFEDALE secured their third win on the trot in a difficult encounter away at Blaydon yo nhaul themselves closer to National Two North safety.

On a wet afternoon they played secure rugby and were worthy winners. The Wharfedale scrum was dominant all afternoon and they were rewarded after ten minutes with a penalty try.

Five minutes later Tom Barrett landed a penalty and this was followed by a converted Tom Mann try to give Dale a 20 point advantage after 20 minutes.

Sustained pressure from Blaydon saw them open their account with a try from Robert Lenderyou which was converted by Joseph Wyman. A Barrett penalty ended the first half.

Wharfedale’s third try was another triumph for the pack. Blaydon had the put in at a defensive five-metre scrum and they were driven off the ball by the Green Machine and James Tyson grabbed the score. Barrett was again accurate from the tee.

Blaydon got a second try when Dale were guilty of scrappy play and allowed Blaydon to break. They still had a lot of work to do.

They did manage to put phases together and the score came when there was acres of space on the right and prop, Jack Beckwith, had a walk in try. Joel Matavesi added the extras.

Wharfedale were unlucky not to get the important bonus point try but that will not matter if they keep winning.