Rugby: Houghton too good for Tech

Sunderland (white) take on Whitley Bay Rockcliff on Saturday
Sunderland (white) take on Whitley Bay Rockcliff on Saturday

Houghton made it two wins out of two in Division Three with a convincing 45-7 win at West Hartlepool TDSOB.

Marc Willey opened the scoring with a try, converted by Daniel Bearn, only for the hosts to level with a converted try of their own.

Graeme Bennett crossed in the corner to put Houghton 12-7 up, after quick phase play, then Bennett struck again, sent in by Darren Witte, with Beard converting.

Stuart Hutchinson stormed through for a fourth Houghton score, Bearn converting, to make it 26-7 at the interval.

Three further tries confirmed Houghton’s superiority, with Jerrard Winstanley touching down on his debut, while Willey and Graham Hughes also notched. Bearn added two conversions.