Club are sitting pretty ahead of break
TEN tries in total, seven of them for the hosts, leaves Blackheath at the helm as National League One takes a week’s break.
Club had the perfect start as loose ball popped into the grateful hands of Henry Staff and, although the outside-centre was tap tackled short, support arrived in the form of Jake Lloyd for the first try.
Lineout ball allowed Ryan Parkinson to drive over in response, but a fine break in midfield from Nick Foster opened up the Sale defence for Markus Burcham to score on his 100th consecutive match as captain. Foster then added another try for a 19-7 lead.
Andrew Hughes went over for Sale’s second try, as they drove from another close-range lineout, and Chris Johnson added a penalty to his two conversions.
But Steff Liebenberg’s long pass found Craig Dowsett out wide to give Blackheath a 24-17 advantage at the break. Lack of control following a fivemetre scrum denied Blackheath.
But, with growing ascendancy at the set-piece and some exceptional defence led by the outstanding Josh Peters, Club kept the pressure up enough for Freddie Owen to cross from line-out ball.
Lloyd added his second score and Neale Patrick dived over after Foster had made another useful break,
Sale, though, gained a consolation with Tom Ailes crossing from a five-metre scrum.