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1st XV - Match centre

Barnard Castle
Gateshead
C Wearmouth (2), J Larder, D Potts, H Barkes, G Welsby, R Stanwix
Tries
S Errington, G Upton (2)
Conversions
S Errington
Penalties
Sat 13 Jan 14:15 - Northern Division - Durham & Northumberland 1 Full time

Tasty Hors D'Ouevres; now for the main course !!

On a typical winters days for rugby with a cold biting easterly wind Castle lined up against a Gateshead side placed only a couple positions below them in the league and scenting an upset

On a typical winters days for rugby with a cold biting easterly wind Castle lined up against a Gateshead side placed only a couple positions below them in the league and scenting an upset. Barnie on the other hand were keen to gain revenge for one of their two defeats so far this season up at ‘Heed’.
Ultimately Gateshead were crushed having been outplayed in all facets of the game and Castle helped the top four clubs ease away from the chasing pack to slim down the promotion candidates.
Gateshead having arrived by coach so early that the club was only just open in time started well enough but Castle then steamrollered downfield and flyhalf Errington popped over a nerve-settling penalty.
After Gateshead had miscued their own penalty opportunity, it was pretty much all Castle for the remainder of the half. Chris Wearmouth built on his previous week’s fine performance by grabbing a brace of tries from the back of rucks in a ten minute period. Next on the scoresheet was flanker Joe Larder who capitalised on a break from backrow colleague Rob Stanwix and the first half scoring was concluded when Dan Potts scored his first of the season, acting as tail-gunner after a lineout catch and drive. In what was expected to be a close-fought game Castle were 25-0 up with a bonus point before half time.
The second half started in the same vein and it was good to see young scrumhalf Harvey Barkes get his first try for the club when he sniped round the blind side from the back of a ruck. With Errington rested, it was Greg Upton who put over the conversion extending the score to 32-0.
At this point, the game lost a bit of momentum as Gateshead tried to ‘mix-it’ with the Castle forwards to put them off their step. To a degree this worked as Stanwix was forced to take some ‘time-out’ although the Gateshead 8 was soon to follow.
Gateshead worked their way back into the game a bit as Castle eased up towards the end and closed to 32-10 before Barney re-asserted their authority and scored two late tries of their own. The first was one for the backline with George Welsby finishing off a preplanned move and the Stanwix back on the pitch, crowned a man-of-the-match performance with a long range try, barnstorming past four would-be defenders en-route to the line.
There is no doubting this was a great performance by Castle and should set them up nicely for a hum-dinger of a game this coming Saturday when they visit league leaders Durham in their own back yard where they are unbeaten so far this season.

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Rob Stanwix

Player of the Match

Rob Stanwix

Key moments

8:00
Penalty Sam Errington kicks a penalty for Barnard Castle
12:00
Try Chris Wearmouth scores for Barnard Castle
15:00
Try Chris Wearmouth scores for Barnard Castle
17:00
Conversion Sam Errington kicks a conversion for Barnard Castle
25:00
Try Joe Larder scores for Barnard Castle
35:00
Try Daniel Potts scores for Barnard Castle
45:00
Try Harvey Barkes scores for Barnard Castle
47:00
Conversion Greg Upton kicks a conversion for Barnard Castle
65:00
Try George Welsby scores for Barnard Castle
67:00
Conversion Greg Upton kicks a conversion for Barnard Castle
75:00
Try Rob Stanwix scores for Barnard Castle

Highlights

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79:00 Player of the Match
Rob Stanwix is awarded player of the match for Barnard Castle
75:00 Try 44 - 0
Rob Stanwix scores for Barnard Castle
67:00 Conversion 39 - 0
Greg Upton kicks a conversion for Barnard Castle
65:00 Try 37 - 0
George Welsby scores for Barnard Castle
47:00 Conversion 32 - 0
Greg Upton kicks a conversion for Barnard Castle
45:00 Try 30 - 0
Harvey Barkes scores for Barnard Castle
End of period 1
35:00 Try 25 - 0
Daniel Potts scores for Barnard Castle
25:00 Try 20 - 0
Joe Larder scores for Barnard Castle
17:00 Conversion 15 - 0
Sam Errington kicks a conversion for Barnard Castle
15:00 Try 13 - 0
Chris Wearmouth scores for Barnard Castle
12:00 Try 8 - 0
Chris Wearmouth scores for Barnard Castle
8:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Sam Errington kicks a penalty for Barnard Castle
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As it happened

  • Barnard Castle
  • Gateshead
  • 0
  • Sam Errington Penalty 8:00'
  • Chris Wearmouth Try 12:00'
  • Chris Wearmouth Try 15:00'
  • Sam Errington Conversion 17:00'
  • Joe Larder Try 25:00'
  • Daniel Potts Try 35:00'
  • Harvey Barkes Try 45:00'
  • Greg Upton Conversion 47:00'
  • George Welsby Try 65:00'
  • Greg Upton Conversion 67:00'
  • Rob Stanwix Try 75:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Consett 26 111
2. Durham City 26 111
3. South Shields Westoe 26 108
4. Barnard Castle 25 103
5. Horden and Peterlee 26 71
6. Gateshead 24 60
7. Hartlepool Rovers 26 57

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