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Redcar
Darlington
J Dixon, C Newlands (2), D Addison, S Hurley, R Barker, G Young, D Reader
Full time
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D Addison (4)
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Sat 8 Apr 15:00 - Northern Division - Durham & Northumberland 2

Redcar Win The League As Darlington Are Blown Away

Redcar unbeaten at home all season and win in style.

Redcar kicked off on a sunny day, but with a deceivingly brisk wind, which was blowing across the pitch, from the stand side. Redcar’s backs soon got into their stride and from a Darlington clearing kick they linked up well and centre Josh Dixon opened the scoring on 10 mins, 5 – 0. Darlington missed a penalty kick after 15 mins, then Redcar scored again 5 mins later, Darlington were driven off a ruck and winger Craig Newlands showed a clean pair of heels to outstrip the defence and touchdown, 10 – 0.

On 22 mins Danny Addison got Redcar’s third try with a simple lineout win and clean passing across the backs for the winger to score, unfortunately his boots must have been on the wrong feet, as he missed again with the conversion, 15 – 0. Just mins later he kicked a penalty from in front of the posts, (at last), 18 – 0. Redcar still made most of the play with Darlington falling foul of the referee and giving away penalty after penalty. It was fitting that Redcar’s captain, stand in hooker, Shane Hurley deservedly scored the next try and secured the bonus point, 23 – 0. Another Redcar penalty was missed on 35 mins, but just before half time, second row Richard Barker scored a try under the posts and Addison converted, 30 – 0.

Half Time Redcar 30 Darlington 0

Darlington restarted the game with renewed vigour and for 15 mins they pressed Redcar keeping them pinned back on their line and after lots of penalties and scrums eventually they scored under the posts, 30 – 7. Darlington seemed to relax a bit after finally scoring and Redcar quickly got back into the Darlington 22 and won a penalty, full back Jake Duddles hit the post with the kick, Redcar then brought on their secret weapon in the considerable size of prop Greg Young and he did what was expected of him and burst through a host of tacklers to score, 37 – 7.

After 60 mins Redcar had to reshuffle their backs, because fly half Richie Young limped off injured and was replaced by winger Matty Curry. On 68 mins Craig Newlands scored his second try, from another Darlington mistake, the ball went loose and flanker Steve Johnson popped the ball to Newlands, who ran it in from almost half way, 44 – 7. Darlington rallied and got a second try, from a scrum close to Redcar’s posts, the ball came out and their fly half jinked and fell over the line, the easy conversion was missed, 44 – 12. Redcar had the last say on 78 mins when another good run from Craig Newlands was halted and Darlington knocked on, Redcar’s scrum half Brad Stovell took the advantage and passed the ball to second row Drew Reader, who romped home, to the biggest cheer of the afternoon from the large home crowd, the conversion sailed over and the whistle blew for full time.

Final Score Redcar 51 Darlington 12

Well done to all the Redcar squad, not forgetting, Joel Hatfield, Adam Gardner, Phil Dyball, Rob Bryce, Neil Cook, Jason Nicholas, Ben Durrans, Andy Wills, Andy Little, Josh Lowe, Richie Evans, Steve Wilson, Steve Sill, Alan Dixon and Sean Condell, who all played their part in this great achievement, in winning the league, apologies to anyone I have not mentioned.
Oh yes and our player coach who is still on his jollies in Hong Kong.

Key moments

10:00
Try Josh Dixon scores for Redcar
20:00
Try Craig Newlands scores for Redcar
22:00
Try Daniel Addison scores for Redcar
25:00
Penalty Daniel Addison kicks a penalty for Redcar
29:00
Try Shane Hurley scores for Redcar
38:00
Try Richard Barker scores for Redcar
39:00
Conversion Daniel Addison kicks a conversion for Redcar
55:00
Try Try for Darlington
56:00
Conversion Conversion for Darlington
63:00
Try Greg Young scores for Redcar
64:00
Conversion Daniel Addison kicks a conversion for Redcar
68:00
Try Craig Newlands scores for Redcar
69:00
Conversion Daniel Addison kicks a conversion for Redcar
75:00
Try Try for Darlington
78:00
Try Drew Reader scores for Redcar
79:00
Conversion Daniel Addison kicks a conversion for Redcar

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Josh Dixon is awarded player of the match for Redcar
80:00 Player of the Match
Richard Barker is awarded player of the match for Redcar
79:00 Conversion 51 - 12
Daniel Addison kicks a conversion for Redcar
78:00 Try 49 - 12
Drew Reader scores for Redcar
75:00 Try 44 - 12
Try for Darlington
69:00 Conversion 44 - 7
Daniel Addison kicks a conversion for Redcar
68:00 Try 42 - 7
Craig Newlands scores for Redcar
64:00 Conversion 37 - 7
Daniel Addison kicks a conversion for Redcar
63:00 Try 35 - 7
Greg Young scores for Redcar
56:00 Conversion 30 - 7
Conversion for Darlington
55:00 Try 30 - 5
Try for Darlington
End of period 1
39:00 Conversion 30 - 0
Daniel Addison kicks a conversion for Redcar
38:00 Try 28 - 0
Richard Barker scores for Redcar
29:00 Try 23 - 0
Shane Hurley scores for Redcar
25:00 Penalty 18 - 0
Daniel Addison kicks a penalty for Redcar
22:00 Try 15 - 0
Daniel Addison scores for Redcar
20:00 Try 10 - 0
Craig Newlands scores for Redcar
10:00 Try 5 - 0
Josh Dixon scores for Redcar
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As it happened

  • Redcar
  • Darlington
  • 0
  • Josh Dixon Try 10:00'
  • Craig Newlands Try 20:00'
  • Daniel Addison Try 22:00'
  • Daniel Addison Penalty 25:00'
  • Shane Hurley Try 29:00'
  • Richard Barker Try 38:00'
  • Daniel Addison Conversion 39:00'
  • Try 55:00'
  • Conversion 56:00'
  • Greg Young Try 63:00'
  • Daniel Addison Conversion 64:00'
  • Craig Newlands Try 68:00'
  • Daniel Addison Conversion 69:00'
  • Try 75:00'
  • Drew Reader Try 78:00'
  • Daniel Addison Conversion 79:00'
  • Josh Dixon Player of the Match 80:00'
  • Richard Barker Player of the Match 80:00'

Team selection

Duddles, Jake Duddles, Jake
Newlands, Craig Newlands, Craig
Dixon, Josh Dixon, Josh
Foreman, Brian Foreman, Brian
Addison, Daniel Addison, Daniel
Young, Richie Young, Richie
Stovell, Brad Stovell, Brad
Cochrane, James Cochrane, James
Toward, James Toward, James
Johnson, Ste Johnson, Ste
Barker, Richard Barker, Richard
Reader, Drew Reader, Drew
Bryce, Ste Bryce, Ste
Hurley, Shane Hurley, Shane
Tucker, Michael Tucker, Michael

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Redcar 26 112
2. Ponteland 26 106
3. Whitley Bay Rockliff 26 97
4. Whitby 26 83
5. Darlington 26 80
6. Bishop Auckland 26 76
7. Sunderland 26 76

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