Gateshead too strong
By robert fish
Gateshead v Novos KO 1000am Weather: dry and bright 06/03/2016
Gateshead KO – Novos caught and held up – turnover. Scrum won Lewis Dale crash ball - recycled good option by Josh Harvey – ball behind into space Novis 15 caught in possession, ball turned over Reece Dale in to score. and dragged into touch by Cameron Mather and Josh. Gateshead 5 – 0 Novos
At the restart Collected by Luke Hawkins, on to Tom Baptiste to secure possession, Ball to Tom Kell, intelligent kick bouncing into touch on the left hand side. Line out turned over but knocked on, scrum won against the head – good strike by Luke, scrummage is solid. neat play, Kellen, Tom, Matty to Cameron in space – 40m run to score a well-deserved try, converted by Tom Kell. Gateshead 12 – 5 Novos
Novos attack well to their left, strong tackle by Dylan to cut Novos player down , they recycle, good tackles by Seb and Luke Hawkins to stop the strong no8. Down, Novos run through several more phases before scoring on the left side. Gateshead 12 – 5 Novos
Line out – strong run Reece dale – Jamie in space – great line – stopped 5m out. Ball turned over and cleared to touch. Jamie wins the line out – clean catch, fast ball Kellen to Tom – Cameron Mather full tilt on the inside line – excellent try, converted by Tom - Gateshead 19 – 5 Novos .
Novos scrum, Joe D out quickly to pressure Novos centre, followed in by Lewis Dale and Josh Moran, ball turned over, quick ball moved to the right – good support Jamie gallops through to score another good try, Gateshead 26 – 5 Novos.
Great pickup and run from the base of the scrum by Seb Walker – evasive run, making 30m, taken on by Reece Dale, Tom off loads to Cameron who still had work to do – in to score -- support was slow Seb did well to stay up – converted by Tom - Gateshead 33 – 5 Novos
Novos period of pressure, Novis scrum on our 22, Dan P strips the ball from Novos 9. Fed to the left, Tom K kicks to touch on the half way. Jamie steals the Novos line out – Fed to Luke Hawkins – typical hookers try sprinting 50m to score- good stuff, converted by Tom Gateshead 40 – 5 Novos
Gateshead on the attack, Ball to the wing – we look much more effective when ball is moved, Reece down the right wing, Supported by Lewis Dale, ball move left to right, but forward pass 10m out – really good play though. Novos under extreme pressure at the scrum, Gateshead win the scrum Seb goes from the base – good hand off – in to score, converted again - Gateshead 47 – 5 Novos
Forwards provided a sound platform, stole lions share of scrum and lineout – ANY ERRORS OMMISSION LET ME KNOW
Gateshead 47 – 5 Novos
Man of the match Novos : Tom Baptist
Man of the match Gateshead: Seb Walker