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1st XV - Match centre

A Black, K Locke (2), J Davies
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
M Anderson (3)
Sat 27 Oct 15:00 - Northern Division - Durham/ Northumberland Division Two Full time

Gos pay for slow start


Comeback not enough for more points

With the temperature dropping sharply since last week Gosforth kicked off into the crosswind. Unfortunately the early play was littered with some inaccuracies by the home side against a confident Sunderland. These, along with some ineffectual tackling, saw the visitors build up a bonus-point lead within the first twenty minutes. The first score was by Martin Watt on six minutes; a fleet-footed effort by Marc Edmundson on thirteen and fifteen; and, finally, by Fletcher Jackson on twenty. Fortunately for Gos none of these were converted and seemed to wake us up somewhat. With our first incursion into the Sunderland 22, a concerted forward drive saw skipper, Andy Black, crash over the line and the try was converted well by Mark Anderson to bring the score back to 7-20 on 26 minutes. Gos kept up the pressure until the 34th minute, when an excellent run by winger, Joe Morris, was carried on with a telling injection of pace by centre, Ryan Gillespie, who fed the other winger, Kieron Locke, on the opposite wing. With still quite a bit to do, Kieron crossed and made his way to the posts, enabling Anderson to convert more easily (14-20). Despite a couple more forays towards the Sunderland line, the score was to remain the same until half-time.
The second half continued in a similar way until, in the 47th minute, a strange passage of play saw a deep crossfield kick by Mark Anderson just crossing the Sunderland try-line with only a few inches to spare before going into touch-in-goal. Kieron Locke showed the benefit of not giving up a seemingly lost cause, as the covering Sunderland player was caught in two minds and failed to secure the ball for Kieron to touch down. The difficult conversion attempt into the wind by Mark Anderson just fell short to leave the score at a tantalising 19-20. Sunderland were to stretch their lead to four points with a successful penalty from fullback, Leon Ryan on 51 minutes. The score stayed at 19-23 until Martin Watt was to cross for his second try of the game and extend the visitors' lead to 19-28 with eight minutes to go. This lead was to stretch to 19-35, when hooker, Peter Harrison, broke a would-be tackle to score by the posts. Leon Ryan converted with only three minutes to go to put the result beyond doubt. It looked as if Gos were to come away empty handed. but, from the resulting kick-off Andrew Camplejohn took the ball on the run to set up Gos on the Sunderland 5 metres line. A wayward throw by the hooker landed in the hands of replacement, Jack Davies, who, gratefully, opened his scoring account for Gos. His bonus-point try from wide out was well converted by Mark Anderson to leave the final score at 26-35. So near but yet so far!! Some serious work will have to be put in for the trip to runaway leaders, Whitley Bay Rockcliff, next Saturday. NB Kick-off is at 2.15pm.

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Key moments

Try Try for Sunderland
Try Try for Sunderland
Try Try for Sunderland
Try Try for Sunderland
Try Andy Black scores for Gosforth
Conversion Mark Anderson kicks a conversion for Gosforth
Try Kieron Locke scores for Gosforth
Conversion Mark Anderson kicks a conversion for Gosforth
Try Kieron Locke scores for Gosforth
Penalty Penalty kicked for Sunderland
Try Try for Sunderland
Try Try for Sunderland
Conversion Conversion for Sunderland
Try Jack Davies scores for Gosforth
Conversion Mark Anderson kicks a conversion for Gosforth

Videos and photos

Gosforth 26 v 35 Sunderland 27.10.2018
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79:00 Conversion 26 - 35
Mark Anderson kicks a conversion for Gosforth
78:00 Try 24 - 35
Jack Davies scores for Gosforth
75:00 Conversion 19 - 35
Conversion for Sunderland
74:00 Try 19 - 33
Try for Sunderland
68:00 Try 19 - 28
Try for Sunderland
55:00 Penalty 19 - 23
Penalty kicked for Sunderland
47:00 Try 19 - 20
Kieron Locke scores for Gosforth
End of period 1
34:00 Conversion 14 - 20
Mark Anderson kicks a conversion for Gosforth
33:00 Try 12 - 20
Kieron Locke scores for Gosforth
27:00 Conversion 7 - 20
Mark Anderson kicks a conversion for Gosforth
26:00 Try 5 - 20
Andy Black scores for Gosforth
20:00 Try 0 - 20
Try for Sunderland
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Try for Sunderland
12:00 Try 0 - 10
Try for Sunderland
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Try for Sunderland
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As it happened

  • Gosforth
  • Sunderland
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  • Try 5:00'
  • Try 12:00'
  • Try 13:00'
  • Try 20:00'
  • Andy Black Try 26:00'
  • Mark Anderson Conversion 27:00'
  • Kieron Locke Try 33:00'
  • Mark Anderson Conversion 34:00'
  • Kieron Locke Try 47:00'
  • Penalty 55:00'
  • Try 68:00'
  • Try 74:00'
  • Conversion 75:00'
  • Jack Davies Try 78:00'
  • Mark Anderson Conversion 79:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
6. Ashington 26 74
7. Ryton 27 71
8. Gosforth 26 70
9. Bishop Auckland 26 68
10. Sedgefield 26 48
11. Darlington 26 46
12. Redcar 26 42

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