Seaham find promotion-chasing Sedgefield too hot to handle

Seaham (red/white) make a burst against Sedgefield. More pictures in today's Sunderland Echo
Seaham (red/white) make a burst against Sedgefield. More pictures in today's Sunderland Echo
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Seaham unveiled their new home kit for Saturday’s Durham/Northumberland Division Three game at home to Sedgefield.

But hopes of christening the new strip with a victory were dashed by a determined visiting side, who showed why they are top of the table in a 61-0 victory.

Sedgefield’s dominant advantage in the pack paid off when they ran in three tries in the left hand corner

Seaham turned the tide in the latter part of the first half, with strong forward running directed by stand-in scrum-half Dixon.

Both Blands made a good impact, along with Ben Bell and Mick Flowers, while Jack was all over the pitch, causing disruption.

The second half started like a different game with stand-off Drinkwater leading defence-splitting back moves, but Seaham could not get as far as the try line.

Kurt Miller, a pillar of strength in the second half, chopped down Sedgefield’s strong number eight, while GIblin and Noble were strong at the back.

Towards the end of the half, though, Sedgefield were able to get the measure of Seaham and run in a series of further tries.

Seaham were disappointed not to register any points, but will go back to the drawing board, starting with training on Wednesday. Anyone wishing to try rugby, or make a return to playing, is welcome to attend Seaham Leisure Centre on Wednesday (7pm).