Dominant derby win for Rockcliff
North Shields 7WB Rockcliff 32Rockcliff secured five vital league points with a dominant forward display in this win at North Shields.
The Red and Golds did the damage in the first half, but it was Shields who were first on the score board, with Scott Murphy touching down and Gavin Duffy converting. Kai Downey and Jamie Fenwick scored a try apiece to get Rockcliff in front, and Rhys Johnstone converted Fenwick's try for 12-7.
Further tries from Liam Bowman and Dan Rule opened up a 27-7 lead at the break.
In the second half the game was much tighter, and Shields restricted Rockcliff to a single unconverted score, when Rule scored his second try of the game.