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1st XV - Match centre

Gateshead
Ponteland
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
Tries
J Mould, O Redman, E Blain (2), G Redman
Unknown, Unknown
Conversions
J McConnell (2)
Unknown, Unknown
Penalties
A Lawson
Penalty Try
Penalty Try
Sat 8 Sep 15:00 - Northern Division - Durham/ Northumberland Division one Full time

A resilient effort

Pont win a pulsating game at Gateshead 39-32

With Browne, Lane, Boyes, Stewart, West, Long, McKenna and Chick missing Pont again required the youngsters ( and Chris Steven!) to step up
From the kick off Pont conceded two penalties within 60 seconds in what looked like a long day against the whistle. Quickly settling a break down field saw Blain clear and a sweet inside pass saw Mould crash over . McConnell made it 7-0 3 min) Ponts scrum was getting on top and a quick move out wide saw Gerrard blast down the wing allowing Oscar Redman to finish for a try. Again McConnell added 14-0 (17 min) Gateshead were fighting back and a slip pass from a scrum saw them over for a converted try 14-7 ( 26 min) . Pont were under the cosh as the home side made it 14-10 (29 min) and 14-13 ( 35 min) . A sweeping break by Gateshead then saw them in the lead from an excellent try 14-18 (36 min) with the last play of the half, or so Pont thought, a massive line out drive saw Blain over 19-18. ( 40 min) . I’m not sure whether his watch stopped or if he was just engrossed in the game but the ref managed to conjure up another ten minutes of play until Pont’s defence cracked and Gateshead got a converted try 19-25 HT
The second half continued at the same hectic pace as Pont’s scrum again caused problems. An early penalty was missed by Pont and then an excellent inside line saw Blain over again to make it 24-25 ( 53 min) Pont now began to up the pressure and another line out drive from out wide saw Gregor Redman claim the points 29-25 ( 71 min) . A clear knock on was missed from the kick off as Gateshead swarmed forwards and a line out drive seemed held up as the ref gave a penalty try to the home team 29-32 (75 min) Pont immediately replied with a massive drive from 20 metres. A collapse on the line saw an equal return for Pont as another penalty try was given. (77 min) Gateshead were reduced to 14 with a yellow as a player swore at the ref! A missed penalty failed to ease Pont’s nerves until Lawson kicked the final score 39-32 (79 min) From the kick off Gregor Redman made a crucial turnover to seal the game.
Pont played some excellent rugby and were resilient in defence to keep out a lively Gateshead and against a punishing penalty count. Could we have lost it - hell yes. Did we deserve to win - scoring 6 tries to 4 - yes we did

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Key moments

3:00
Try James Mould scores for Ponteland
3:00
Conversion John McConnell kicks a conversion for Ponteland
17:00
Try Oscar Redman scores for Ponteland
17:00
Conversion John McConnell kicks a conversion for Ponteland
26:00
Try Try for Gateshead
26:00
Conversion Conversion for Gateshead
29:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Gateshead
35:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Gateshead
36:00
Try Try for Gateshead
40:00
Try Elliott Blain scores for Ponteland
40:00
Try Try for Gateshead
40:00
Conversion Conversion for Gateshead
53:00
Try Elliott Blain scores for Ponteland
71:00
Try Gregor Redman scores for Ponteland
79:00
Penalty Adam Lawson kicks a penalty for Ponteland

Highlights

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79:00 Penalty 30 - 37
Adam Lawson kicks a penalty for Ponteland
77:00 Penalty Try
Penalty try awarded to Ponteland
75:00 Penalty Try
Penalty try awarded to Gateshead
71:00 Try 25 - 29
Gregor Redman scores for Ponteland
53:00 Try 25 - 24
Elliott Blain scores for Ponteland
40:00 Try 23 - 14
Try for Gateshead
40:00 Try 23 - 19
Elliott Blain scores for Ponteland
40:00 Conversion 25 - 19
Conversion for Gateshead
End of period 1
36:00 Try 18 - 14
Try for Gateshead
35:00 Penalty 13 - 14
Penalty kicked for Gateshead
29:00 Penalty 10 - 14
Penalty kicked for Gateshead
26:00 Try 5 - 14
Try for Gateshead
26:00 Conversion 7 - 14
Conversion for Gateshead
17:00 Try 0 - 12
Oscar Redman scores for Ponteland
17:00 Conversion 0 - 14
John McConnell kicks a conversion for Ponteland
3:00 Conversion 0 - 2
John McConnell kicks a conversion for Ponteland
3:00 Try 0 - 7
James Mould scores for Ponteland
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As it happened

  • Gateshead
  • Ponteland
  • 0
  • James Mould Try 3:00'
  • John McConnell Conversion 3:00'
  • Oscar Redman Try 17:00'
  • John McConnell Conversion 17:00'
  • Try 26:00'
  • Conversion 26:00'
  • Penalty 29:00'
  • Penalty 35:00'
  • Try 36:00'
  • Elliott Blain Try 40:00'
  • Try 40:00'
  • Conversion 40:00'
  • Elliott Blain Try 53:00'
  • Gregor Redman Try 71:00'
  • Penalty Try 75:00'
  • Penalty Try 77:00'
  • Adam Lawson Penalty 79:00'

Team selection

Redman, Oscar Redman, Oscar
Gerrard, Ryan Gerrard, Ryan
Taylor, Jamie Taylor, Jamie
Blain, Elliott Blain, Elliott
White, Connor White, Connor
McConnell, John McConnell, John
Holliday, Patrick Holliday, Patrick
Clark, Alexander Clark, Alexander
Mould, James Mould, James
Bettison, Sean Bettison, Sean
Freer, Chris Freer, Chris
Livingstone-Evans, Jonathan Livingstone-Evans, Jonathan
Mew, Larry Mew, Larry
Baron, Paul Baron, Paul
Steven, Chris Steven, Chris

League round up

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5
Whitby
Northern
73
17
Horden and Peterlee
19
24
West Hartlepool

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# Team Pl Pts
8. Barnard Castle 4 10
9. Horden and Peterlee 4 9
10. Acklam 4 7
11. Hartlepool Rovers 4 5
12. Ponteland 4 5
13. Medicals 4 2
14. Whitby 4 1

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