Sampson runs in five tries as Crusaders beat Mariners

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North Shields lost two fixtures during the week but late on Friday night a game was arranged with South Tyneside College with the Mariners travelling to Preston Playing Fields for the fixture.

Crusaders were led by Tom Rendles at fly-half with Jack Rendles moving to scrum-half. In the pack Alan Millar returned at hooker alongside Sam Condie and Matt Carney who were propping.

South Tyneside College lent two players to Crusaders to give them a full side.

Crusaders started strongly and quickly scored a try from Sam Condie, with Matthew Padden adding the conversion.

Then centre Richard Sampson scored with Padden adding the extras.

A second try for Sampson saw him breaking through the whole Mariners side to score and take the lead to 19-0.

Mariners hit back with a try before Sampson got his second hat-trick in two weeks. A Padden conversion and penalty made the half-time score 29-5.

In the second half Crusaders added four further tries, two for centre Ben Cross and a further two for Sampson, Padden adding one further conversion for a final score of 51-5 to Crusaders.

Man of the match was awarded to number eight Jon Kemsley.

Crusaders: P Wells, M Padden, R Sampson, B Cross, T Rendles, J Rendles, S Condie, A Millar, M Carney, S Hodgson, D Shield, P Dyers, G Ruddle, J Kemsley.