Three in a row as Tynedale con­tinue to fire

The Rugby Paper - - National League 2 North - By STEVE SMITH

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.

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