North Shields Crusaders too strong for Blyth 2nds


North Shields Crusaders travelled to Blyth 2nds in the county league and secured a 34-5 win.

Crusaders took advantage of the slope in the first half. John Brown scored the first try before Ryan Ramsay went over for 10-0.

Next to score was fly-half Kyle Wharton before a try from Tony Cottiss was converted by full-back James Grant.

Grant himself scored the fifth try to secure maximum bonus points and winger Brown added the extras to make the half-time score of 29-0.

In the second half Grant scored his second before Blyth took advantage of Crusaders having two men in the sin bin to score a consolation try.

Man of the match was flanker Scott Murphy who just edged the decision with lock Richard Sampson also in contention.