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North Shields
Ashington
G Duffy (3)
Tries
J Rendles
Conversions
J Rendles (3)
Penalties
Sat 14 Apr 15:00 - Northern Division - Durham & Northumberland 2 Full time

North Shields 26 - 3 Ashington 1st XV

Shields make it four wins in a row...

The first half saw Shields enjoy the large part of ball possession. A resilient Ashington defence were proving a tough nut to crack, however Shields kept their composure and struck three penalties out of 4 through Jack Rendles boot taking them 9-0 in the lead.

Shields possession started to result in several line breaks which saw Ben Dalton break on the far left where he drew two men and offloaded to Gavin Duffy who scored out wide, conversion missed 14-0.

Just before the break Ashington recorded their first and only points of the day from a well struck penalty kick, 14-3.

Ashington 14/04 (H)
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Half time - North Shields 14-3 Ashington

The second half saw Shields continue to dominate possession and improve in the set pieces. A stern Ashington defence refused to give up however were hit with two impressive team try’s both from Gavin Duffy, one of which converted by Jack Rendles. Shields had to defend for around 5/10 minutes against a ruthless Ashington attack however defended well and stopped Ashington crossing the white wash on several occasions. In the last phases of the game Shields went to secure a bonus point however a kick went astray into touch to bring the game to a close.

Full time - North Shields 26-3 Ashington

Overall a good performance by Shields taking the points when on offer and coming away with the win.

Squad - Anthony Jordan, Harry Watson, Ben Lemmons, Mark Hall, Dave Anderson, Richard Carr, Dean Harrison, Andrew Leitch (c), Mark Walker, Jack Rendles, Sam Brooks, Ben Dalton, Scott Rendles, Matty Dockey, Gavin Duffy, Chris Allott, Aaron Willcocks and Lewis Boyle.

In the post match speech skipper Leitch announced hat trick hero Gavin Duffy as our man of the match who in addition to his try’s had a cracking 80 minutes, Ashington winger was nominated their MOM and d**k of the day went to Shields winger Matty Dockey.

Bindi put on some tremendous chilli sliders which went down a treat with a cold beer whilst watching the grand national. In the sweepstake clubman Ian Hook won the £100 jackpot and kindly put the money back into the club, thanks Hooky!

Next week Shields travel to Sedgefield in their last Away DN2 game of the 2017/18 season. The following Wednesday Shields take on Novos at Ashington on Wednesday 25/04 in the county cup final and then to finish off we face Richmondshire at home in the last match of the season on Saturday 28/04.

Lots still to play for in what has been a great season! With only two weeks left before it all ends make sure you get down to training Tuesday and Thursday’s to make the coaches decision a hard one when it comes to selection!

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Gavin Duffy

Player of the Match

Gavin Duffy

Key moments

10:00
Penalty Jack Rendles kicks a penalty for North Shields
15:00
Penalty Jack Rendles kicks a penalty for North Shields
20:00
Penalty Jack Rendles kicks a penalty for North Shields
25:00
Try Gavin Duffy scores for North Shields
55:00
Try Gavin Duffy scores for North Shields
75:00
Try Gavin Duffy scores for North Shields
75:00
Conversion Jack Rendles kicks a conversion for North Shields

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Ashington 14/04 (H)
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Ashington 14/04 (H)

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Gavin Duffy is awarded player of the match for North Shields
75:00 Conversion 26 - 0
Jack Rendles kicks a conversion for North Shields
75:00 Try 24 - 0
Gavin Duffy scores for North Shields
55:00 Try 19 - 0
Gavin Duffy scores for North Shields
End of period 1
25:00 Try 14 - 0
Gavin Duffy scores for North Shields
20:00 Penalty 9 - 0
Jack Rendles kicks a penalty for North Shields
15:00 Penalty 6 - 0
Jack Rendles kicks a penalty for North Shields
10:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Jack Rendles kicks a penalty for North Shields
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As it happened

  • North Shields
  • Ashington
  • 0
  • Jack Rendles Penalty 10:00'
  • Jack Rendles Penalty 15:00'
  • Jack Rendles Penalty 20:00'
  • Gavin Duffy Try 25:00'
  • Gavin Duffy Try 55:00'
  • Gavin Duffy Try 75:00'
  • Jack Rendles Conversion 75:00'

Team selection

Duffy, Gavin Duffy, Gavin
Dockey, Matty Dockey, Matty
Rendles, Scott Rendles, Scott
Dalton, Ben Dalton, Ben
Brooks, Sam Brooks, Sam
Rendles, Jack Rendles, Jack
Walker, Mark Walker, Mark
Leitch, Andrew Leitch, Andrew
Harrison, Dean Harrison, Dean
Carr , Richard Carr , Richard
Anderson, Dave Anderson, Dave
Hall, Mark Hall, Mark
Jordan, Anthony Jordan, Anthony
Watson, Harry Watson, Harry
Lemmons, Ben Lemmons, Ben

League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Acklam 26 123
2. Whitley Bay Rockcliff 25 87
3. Hartlepool 26 84
4. North Shields 26 82
5. Whitby 23 81
6. Ryton 24 73
7. Sunderland 24 59

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