Consett V Gosforth
Gosforth on the receiving end of a 13 try hiding
Written by Malcolm Bell
Match Report – 3.2.2018
Consett 87-0 Gosforth
Gosforth travelled to a cold wet Consett and suffered a record defeat. The home side ran in 13 tries, 11 of which were converted by full-back, Nick Cook.
Ironically, Gosforth kicked off and attacked and after only 1 minute’s play, were awarded a penalty by referee Simon Williams, but Mark Anderson’s kick was pushed wide. A few minutes later, his opposite number, Alex Paulus opened the scoring with a superb individual try. A little grubber kick, pick-up and step and finally accelerating over the line to make it 7-0. Tries flowed at regular intervals thereafter with the 4-try bonus secured after only 22minutes. By half-time the score was 40-0.
There was no let-up in the second half with another 47 points notched up. Yellow cards to Gosforth open-side, Darren Kelly and left wing, Liam Hawthorn did not help the visitors’ cause as, respectively 14 and 19points were accumulated while they were off the field.
On this display Consett look the best team in the league and, if they win their games in hand, they will be challenging for promotion come April. As for Gosforth, let’s hope there are not many more “bad days at the office”.
TEAM: 15 Ross Martinscroft, 14 James Weaver, 13 Ryan Gillespie, 12 Ollie Stephenson, 11 Liam Hawthorn, 10 Mark Anderson, 9 John Rooney. 1 David Robinson, 2 Richard Gavin, 3 Ben Vening, 4 Andrew Camplejohn, 5 Fred Stubbs, 6 Kieron Locke, 7 Darren Kelly, 8 Andy Black (capt). Replacements, Pete Lyon, Owen Ramsey and Chris Voss.