Redcar Tried But Could Not Spoil The Consett Party
Last season Redcar lived off scraps and their talented backs ran riot, this season in this league, there are no scraps.
Redcar kicked off with the wind and from the outset Consett showed this was going to be hard game for Redcar, they scored after only 5 mins, 7 – 0. Consett had all the clean possession, in the modern game the laws favour the team in possession and therefore Redcar had to defend and fight to try and win some ball and they were penalised time and time again, on 11 mins flanker Steve Johnson was yellow carded making Redcar’s task even harder.
Redcar did have a spot of luck on 22 mins when Consett dropped a loose pass and it was kicked through by centre Jake Duddles who chased after it, picked it up dotted it down over the line for a try, 7 – 5. Consett continued to dominate the play but on 37 mins they infringed and their No.13 was shown the yellow card, Jake Duddles kicked the ensuing penalty to give Redcar the lead, 7 – 8.
Half Time Consett 7 Redcar 8
As play resumed for the second half, Redcar stretched their lead with another penalty from Jake Duddles, 7 – 11. That was as good as it got for Redcar, because it was inevitable with 80% of possession, it was only a matter of time before Consett scored again and they ran in 3 more tries on 48, 55 and 75 minutes, to bring the final score to 26 -11. Redcar’s hard working defence and commitment could not be faulted, but as players tired the gaps appeared and Consett’s dominance in the set piece play allowed them to a workman like, if not spectacular well deserved win.
Final Score Consett 26 Redcar 11.