Rockcliff win derby to make it four wins in four

Rockcliff made it four wins from four with a bonus point victory against Wallsend at Battle Hill on Saturday.

As expected Wallsend put up a good fight, but six tries and some class defence when under pressure won the game for Rockcliff.

Steven Vert ran in a cracker of a try, and there were scores from Dan Atkinson, Charlie Muzzlewhite, Kieran Lydall, Dale Harrison and Ross Bailey.

Simon Ayre added two conversions with Josh Donnelly kicking the final two points.

There were plenty of positives to take away from the game, especially in the second half where Rockcliff were much more organised and played some decent rugby.

Next week Rockcliff are at home to Blyth, kick-off 2.15pm.

Percy Park RFC 3rds 29

Whitley Bay Rockcliff 2ndsV 19

It was a game of two halves for the Vikings who were 17-0 down at half-time.

But a spirited second half performance saw the game finish 29-19 to Park.

There were two tries and a great performance on his club debut for Vince Lung, a try for Ryan Yellop and two conversions from Christopher Forster.

Jonny Birkett, retuning from injury, chipped in with two try assists on the wing.

South Shields RFC 7

Whitley Bay Rockcliff 3rds 17

Rangers took on Durham and Nothumberland Division 3 outfit South Shields in what was ultimately a mismatch.

But despite a tough day at the office and with seven players playing out of position, there was true commitment from the team.

Rob Morton had a great game at full-back with some great tackles, as did Will Newboy who played on the wing despite being a flanker.

The versatile prop Michael Donaldson, returning from long term injury, was spot on at 10.