Three in a row as Tynedale continue to fire
TYNEDALE secured their third successive National Two North victory as they capitalised on Sheffield Tigers’ defensive frailties to leapfrog the hosts in the table.
A tremendous forward effort, both in attack and defence, led by vigorous No.8 Joe Mills ensured the visitors came away with the win.
Benjamin Haigh’s effort, which saw the prop drive his way over the line, gave the away side an early lead.
Robert Parker added the conversion but Robert Davidson slotted two penalties for the hosts before the beak to make it 7-6 at the half-time.
After the restart, Tynedale’s scrum-half Matthew Outson picked up from the ruck and dived under the posts. Parker then added the easy conversion from in front of the posts for what proved to be the decisive score for Ben Woods’ side.
Sheffield Tigers, who had been on a run of three consecutive victories, set the game up for a grandstand finish when winger Henri Packard scored an unconverted try in the second half with seven minutes to go.
The speedster collected before turning on the afterburners to dive over in the corner, reducing the deficit to just three points.
However, despite the home side’s best effort, Tynedale were able to extend their lead late with Parker adding a superb penalty to complete the game’s scoring.