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Durham & Northumberland One / Re: Predictions 21/10/2017
« on: October 18, 2017, 09:06:52 AM »
Barnard Castle 32 - 12 Hartlepool Rovers
Durham City 31 - 10 Guisborough
Gosforth 6 - 42 Consett
Horden 15 - 24 Gateshead
Novocastrians 20 - 17 Medicals
Redcar 24 - 18 Ponteland
Westoe 26 - 23 Stockton

Durham & Northumberland Three / Re: DN3 Predictions for 21/10/17
« on: October 17, 2017, 06:11:04 PM »
Blyth vs Seaton Carew = home win...
Blyth seem to be living up to what we all expected of them pre-season whereas Carew's home loss to Houghton would have hurt. Whether or how they bounce back from that will be crucial in how the rest of their season pans out.

Chester-le-Street vs Prudhoe & Stocksfield = Away win...
Here we have two clubs with contrasting fortunes. Recent momentum suggests that P+S should win at a canter but its a strange old game, and you should never write Chester off... especially at home.

Houghton vs Seaham = Home win...
The hosts are enjoying a cracking run up to now whereas Seaham's fortunes have been varied. l'm sure we've got a few missing this weekend as well so l can't see this particular applecart getting tipped ower - local derby or not.

South Shields vs Seghill = Home win (losing bp for Seghill)...
I've been very impressed with both sides over the past month. l think Shields are a lot more clinical in defence and reckon that - along with home advantage - is what will pip it for them.

Wallsend vs West Hartlepool TDSOB = Home bp win...
Again, the momentum seems to be swinging Wallsend's way and l reckon home advantage will play its part too.

Yarm vs Jarrovians = Home bp win...
I hope Jarra give it a good old go but can honestly see Yarm's back three running riot here.

Durham & Northumberland Three / Re: Seaham Tigers
« on: October 17, 2017, 05:49:46 PM »
Will do mate. Might be able to get something sorted.

l have to say, most of the plaudits should go to Dan Cahill, Johnny McCallum and the volunteers at the club who are working wonders behind the scenes to take our club to the next level of its ongoing development.

Durham & Northumberland Two / Re: Predictions - Saturday 21st October
« on: October 17, 2017, 12:29:38 PM »
Acklam vs Winlaton Vulcans = home bp win
Ashington vs Sunderland = home win (losing bp for S'land)
Darlington vs Whitby = away win
North Shields vs Hartlepool = away win (losing bp for Shields)
Richmondshire vs Bishop Auckland = away win
Ryton vs Sedgefield = home win
Whitley Bay Rockcliff vs Newton Aycliffe = home win (losing bp for Aycliffe)

Durham & Northumberland Two / Re: results 30/09
« on: October 14, 2017, 07:07:27 PM »
Spoken like a true rugby man. Well said sir.

Durham & Northumberland Three / Re: Seaham Tigers
« on: October 14, 2017, 04:41:14 PM »
We took 21 players to Barmoor and lost 84-7 to a very strong and well-drilled Ryton who were very good value for their win. But we aren't concerned about the score. Just the fact that the game was played and enjoyed by all concerned.

Nice to catch up with my old County pals Robin Wannop and Les Henderson as well as a few retired players in the bar after the game. Excellent hospitality, good food and the very warmest of welomes in a lovely club. Thanks to all at Ryton RUFC for a canny old day.

Durham & Northumberland Three / Re: Seaham Tigers
« on: October 14, 2017, 12:07:38 AM »
Thanks for all the kind words and encouragement lads. Even though we all have our own clubs to support, its great to feel the genuine warmth and goodwill pouring out.  for a small club that is trying to fulfil its potential. lt really means a lot.

Durham & Northumberland Three / Seaham Tigers
« on: October 12, 2017, 12:55:33 PM »
Well, the hard work has finally paid off and Seaham finally get to play a 2nd XV fixture for the first time in donkeys.

For quite a while we've had more than enough players to field one match day squad but nowhere near enough for two squads. Now we're starting to get more players at training who need game time... and this will be an ideal opportunity - as well as floodlit midweek games. l suppose we'll always need more players to fulfil regular 2nd XV fixtures but thats a prospect we relish.

Anyway, this weekend Seaham Tigers travel to Barmoor to take on Ryton lll. I can't recall the last time l was through there but l'm certainly looking forward to it. No matter the result, l reckon rugby is the winner when clubs like ours are playing such fixtures.


Durham & Northumberland Three / Re: results 07/10
« on: October 12, 2017, 12:45:26 PM »
Cheers mate. Yes, Andy is something of a UNIT who was recently recruited from rugby league. No doubt he''ll be a prize asset once he gets more familiar with union. l suppose it'll just be a case of keeping hold of him once news gets out and people come sniffing round.  ;)

Durham & Northumberland Three / Re: results 07/10
« on: October 09, 2017, 05:16:36 PM »
What's going on at yarm finished 3rd last season and now getting beat every game so far

They seemed a strong enough team last Saturday but were unfortunate to lose their big number 8 to injury early in the game - hope he's okay by the way. Yarm also have a good set of backs who will win them plenty of games this season. They'll be fine.

Durham & Northumberland Three / Re: results 07/10
« on: October 07, 2017, 06:37:35 PM »
Solid win for Seaham today. Scored two tries going up the bank in the first half to turn around 12-0 up at the break. With the advantage of the slope and wind we obviously thought we had the game won and took our foot off the gas. Yarm, with their full back in fine form, punished us with two unconverted tries for 12-10. Seaham got an unconverted try and Yarm a converted score to make it 17-17. Seaham got their try bonus then scored a fifth to deprive Yarm of a losing bp. Final score 29-17 to the Harbour.

Durham & Northumberland Two / Re: Predictions: 06/10
« on: October 04, 2017, 09:23:56 PM »
Bishop Auckland vs North Shields = home win.
Hartlepool vs Ryton = home win.
Newton Aycliffe vs Richmondshire = home win.
Sedgefield vs Ashington = home win.
Sunderland vs Darlington = home win.
Whitby vs Acklam = away win.
Winlaton Vulcans vs Whitley Bay Rockcliff = away win.

Durham & Northumberland Three / Re: 07/10/2017 Predictions?
« on: October 04, 2017, 03:59:04 PM »
Jarrovians vs South Shields = away bp win...
Visitors looked very strong and well-drilled when they turned us over last weekend. l can't see Jarra putting up much resistance once the local derby novelty wears off and the tries start raining in.

Prudhoe & Stocksfield vs Blyth = away win...
P+S ran Houghton close last weekend but l suspect Blyth will have upped their preparations. lf there was one game that could provide an upset this week l reckon it could be this one, but l suspect Blyth will edge a close game.

Seaham vs Yarm = home win...
The outcome of this one will depend on what mindset we adopt. Will we go for the jugular right from the opening whistle, like we did against Seghill? Or will we sit back and allow the opposition to dominate, like we did last week at South Shields? lf we play to our potential and cut out all the daft penalties we'll get the win. lf not, l dread to imagine...

Seaton Carew vs Houghton = away win...
DN3 game of the week l reckon. Both teams will be in the mix come April and l reckon the outcome of this game will help decide in what order. My money is on the Dairy Lane lot.

Seghill vs Wallsend = home win...
Wallsend have a strong pack but l reckon Seghill can match them. The game will ultimately be decided behind the scrum and l'd put the black n reds' backs up against anyone at this level.

West Hartlepool TDSOB vs Chester-le-Street = home win...
Tech have had a decent start, Chester haven't. Add to that home advantage and l can't see the Teessiders losing.

Durham & Northumberland One / Re: Predictions 7th October
« on: October 04, 2017, 03:35:15 PM »
Consett 20 - 34 South Shields Westoe
Gateshead 26 - 17 Redcar
Guisborough 25 - 19 Novocastrians
Hartlepool Rovers 14 - 36 Durham City
Medicals 31 - 16 Gosforth
Ponteland 18 - 29 Barnard Castle
Stockton 32 - 18 Horden & Peterlee

Durham & Northumberland Three / Re: Results 30/9/17
« on: October 03, 2017, 03:24:47 PM »
We were just discussing that at last night's Area Meeting. l think it would be a great idea to have a few Friday night floodlit games. Of course there may always be a few factors that jeopardise the opportunity to do so i.e.
- players who work shifts
- childcare
- clashes with Newcastle Falcons games for season ticket holders
- sponsorship

But l reckon there will be a good few benefits. Night games may draw a bigger crowd on a Friday night and have a positive impact on bar sales. Wives and partners of players who go out on a Friday night anyway will be happy that they are available for family time on a Saturday if they've played the night before. Time can also be freed up en masse for events that have sparked this debate (weddings, stags etc). Plus the younger players can savour the experience of playing under floodlights.

lts all about positive attitudes and being willing to embrace change l reckon. lf it helps put players on the pitch and supporters on the sidelines its got to be good for the game.

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