Crusaders are hoping emphatic win is enough

NORTH Shields Crusaders were top of the table going into their final league game of the season away to Jarrovians.

They held a five-point lead over Alnwick and Novos and were looking to finish the league season with a win on the road.

The Crusaders supplied two front row players to Jarrovians to allow the game to go ahead and also the match referee with first team player/coach Olly Randall stepping in officiate the contest.

The first half was a one-sided affair and the Crusaders, despite playing into the wind, scored more than a point a minute as they ran in seven tries, converting three of them to take the half-time score up to 41-0.

The second half started in the same fashion with four more tries scored and two successful conversion attempts.

The last quarter saw all the play in the Shields half but Jarrovians failed to get any consolation points, making the final score was a 65-0 win for Crusaders.

The away win together with a bonus point for supplying players to the opposition puts the Crusaders on 38 points, which should be enough to win the league, depending on if any other games are played by the other teams in contention.