Ten-try display extends Pont’s advantage at the top of the league table

Ponteland 56 Seaton Carew 5 Durham and Northumberland Division Two

A fantastic first half enabled Ponteland to record a big victory against Seaton Carew on Saturday.

After almost scoring in an early attack, the hosts took the lead from the ensuing scrum as they won a penalty and David Gregory’s quick thinking allowed him to tap, run and score.

Chris Searle got their second try following a massive line-out drive and another big scrum saw him set up Richie Moller, who touched down close to the corner. Moller then converted the score himself to make it 17-0 after 15 minutes.

The Ponteland onslaught kept on coming and Craig Robinson went over for a try that was converted by Moller. A sweeping move then saw Suppan scorch in from 40 metres (29-0).

Pont were dominating every set piece and another line-out drive put Chris Searle in for his second and his team’s sixth try. Moller converted it from the touchline.

From a ten-metre scrum, Danny McKenna collected the ball, ran past three tacklers and scored in the corner and the best try of the game made it 46-0 at half time. Nine or ten players ran, inter-passed and offloaded their way to the line, with James Shiells rounding it off.

After Shiells scored his second try early in the second half, the visitors did not let their heads drop and they defended well.

Both teams became a little bogged down in midfield and it took some good movement for the home side to get their tenth try after 68 minutes. Man-of-the-match McKenna picked up at the base of the scrum and ran around the defensive line to score in the corner.

Seaton Carew then had a spell of attacking pressure and they scored a try just before the end to make the final score 56-5.