Keep the best til last til last
By robert fish
Gateshead finish the season with style
Gateshead V Ryton 16/4/14
Gateshead 68 v 5 Ryton.
Gateshead to kick off for the final game of the season, well caught by Ryton, driven back, ball stolen by Gateshead along the line, wayward pass behind the Jack, Ryton through several phases of play towards the right, well tackled by Luke H, quick ball next phase Ryton through a gap to score to the right hand side of the posts. Ryton 5 v 0 Gateshead.
From the restart Ryton knock on, first scrum of the game, ball stolen against the head, several passes knock on again by Ryton scrum to Gateshead. Strong scrum, taken on by Josh, quickly recycled, onto Cameron, through the Ryton defence to score under the posts, converted by Tom, Ryton 5 v 7 Gateshead.
Good take from the restart by Kieran, driving 20m up field, off loaded in the tackle taken on by Rob, quickly recycled along the line, another wild pass by Gateshead putting themselves under pressure again, penalty awarded to Ryton, resolute defence resulting in a knock on, scrum awarded to Gateshead on their own 22. Clearance to touch by Tom. Excellent counter rucking by Gateshead, ball stolen. Good drive again by Kieran, to the half way line, quick ball Jamie down the left touch to make 30m before being bundled into touch. Line out stolen by Jamie , quick ball along the line to Cameron arcing run with runners in support to score on the right side --- Gateshead coach commented LOVELY HANDLING. Ryton 5 v 12 Gateshead, 15 minutes gone.
Ryton kick off knocked on by Gateshead,Scrum won against the head, ball along the line Cameron making 30m before being hauled down, taken on by Jamie then Reece, good pressure by Gateshead. Scrum awarded to Ryton, ball won against the head again, taken down the blind side by Seb, next phase Gateshead driven into touch. Heavy pressure at the line out Ryton only manage a clearance kick to the 15m, quick throw by Lewis, good thinking! Ball along the line, accidental knock on by Ryton, Scrum in the middle of the pitch,
Set move- did not work as planned but Cameron managed to arc to the right hand side and score Ryton 5 v 17 Gateshead, 25 minutes gone.
From the kcik off caught by Reece great catch 10m drive , great call by Aiden on the outside, to steam down and score under the posts, great vision by both lads. Converted by Josh, Ryton 5 v 24 Gateshead, 17 minutes gone.
Good deep kick off by Ryton, well taken by Joseph W, supported by Matthew well fought to get into touch. Line out stolen by Jamie, Luke H on the loop to collect and drive through, passed to Aiden to Reece- great rugby.
Short Line out by Gateshead, Reece caught the ball at the front made 5m and recycled the ball well. Taken on by Kellen, driven on by Lewis, boys playing well, ball released to the line for Cameron to score another with 3 men to spare, Ryton looking shell shocked! Ryton 5 v 29 Gateshead,
From the restart ball well caught by Jamie, good run, ball along the line to Dylen good strong run making 20m down the right hand side. Good run by Luke H, ball to Aiden nice running with the ball in both hands, several more phases, another loose pass, well tidied by Joseph W and Matthew.
Kick off well taken by Lewis, several phases of Play good run by Steven down the right wing to the Ryton 25m line. Next phase of play centre field penalty awarded to Gateshead Rtyon off side, quick thing by Kellen, tap n go to score under the posts, converted by Stephen Ryton 5 v 36 Gateshead.
Restart caught by Reece taken on by Joseph D to make another 20m, Gateshead looking stronger and stronger as the game goes on! Ryan through the middle make 40m broken play, Kellen in to score on the left side Ryton 5 v 41, Gateshead.
Ryton on the attack from the restart, ball stolen Dylen strong running to make 30m down the touch before being bundled out.
Nearly straight line out by Ryton, forwards stole the ball ‘again’. Along the line, loose pass well tidied by Stephen, taken on by Rob, ball popped out through Seb to Ellis, good mazy run. Line out to Ryton 10m from their own line, ball stolen. Lewis to rampage through and score Ryton 5 v 46 Gateshead.
Lads starting to enjoy themselves at the rucks and mauls now, getting a bit cocky as Ryton steal the ball, Ryton winger down the left side, tracked down by 6 Gateshead players bundled into touch. Really good effort 40 points up it could have been easy to let the winger through.
From the line out on our 22 series of drives by Joseph D, Rob, fast ball by Kellen, Reece in support, great play by all the forwards giving fast ball to the back line. Miss pass to Ellis dummy from the half way line to race through and score under the posts. Supported all the way to the line by Jamie and Stephen, converted by Ellis. Ryton 5 v 53 Gateshead.
Taken by Seb at the restart, Kellen picked up mazy run, good tackling back by Ryton, from 10 m out pick up and in to score by Jamie Ryton 5 v 58 Gateshead.
Reece down injured, we with him the very best.
Several drives from the restart, arcing run by Cameron on the blind side, short pass for Stephen to score under the posts Ryton 5 v 63 Gateshead.
Dylen collected the kick off, several drives Josh through to score on the left hand side,
FULL TIME Gateshead.68 v 5 Ryton
Good end to a strong season, many highs a few lows. Altogether the best team performance today, well done!
Don’t forget to pass your numbers to Mark for the presentation day / BBQ 17th May2014