Fylde cut adrift at bot­tom fol­low­ing de­feat

Fylde ................ 19 Black­heath .... 26

The Rugby Paper - - National League 1 - ■ By AL­LAN FOSTER

BLACK­HEATH se­cured a bonus-point win over Fylde with Joe Tarrant star­ring with the boot to guide them to an im­por­tant vic­tory against the league’s bot­tom side.

Thomas Bald­win opened the scor­ing on nine min­utes with Tarrant con­vert­ing be­fore Thomas Grimes pulled a try back for the hosts.

Fylde were forced to de­fend for long pe­ri­ods of the open­ing half and their dis­ci­pline even­tu­ally broke when David Fair­brother was shown a yel­low card for at­tempt­ing to slow the ball down near his own try­line.

Black­heath took full ad­van­tage to score from close range through Tarrant with the fly half con­vert­ing his own try.

Hooker Thomas Bur­ton­wood en­sured that Fylde trailed by just two points at the break as he fin­ished off a driv­ing maul from a kick to the corner- pow­er­ing over just be­fore half-time.

Harry Bate then scored a neat try out on the left wing from 25 me­tres to give Black­heath the mo­men­tum once again be­fore re­place­ment Sam Evans se­cured the im­por­tant bonus point.

Fylde bat­tered the Black­heath de­fence in the fi­nal ten min­utes to try and force them­selves back into the game with Con­nor Wilkin­son’s cross­field kick well col­lected by Chris Bri­ers.

The full back off­loaded to Tom Car­leton for an easy score and re­place­ment Danny Carl­ton added the ex­tra to en­sure Fylde got a los­ing bonus point.

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