Leaders Rockcliff power to victory

Rockcliff 78-10 Darlington

Tuesday, 22nd January 2019, 1:57 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd January 2019, 2:03 pm
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Rockcliff kept up the pace at the top of Durham and Northumberland Division 2 with a powerful display against Darlington.

Harry Ramage powered through tafter only two minutes, leaving Rhys Johnstone with a simple conversion. Darlington pegged Rockcliff back with an unconverted try for 7-5, but Dan Sullivan went over, converted for 14-5, Steven Pentland adding a third, converted for 21-5.

Darling reduced the arrears to 21-10, but Harry Cotton and Johnstone, gave Rockcliff a 33-10 half-time lead.

In the second half Rockcliff scored a further seven tries with Tom Reid scoring a hat-trick, a penalty try being awarded, and Liam Bowman, Andrew Moore and Craig Hamilton all crossing the whitewash.