Seaham have high hopes

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SEAHAM will guarantee second place at least if they beat visitors Newton Aycliffe in Durham and Northumberland Division Three on Saturday.

The Harbour men are five points behind leaders Prudhoe & Stocksfield and seven points clear of third-top Aycliffe, a side they edged 10-8 away, back in December.

Seaham maintained their title push – they have 15 points left to play for (with home games against Houghton and a previously cancelled clash with Jarrovians to fulfil) – with a 14-try demolition of Hartlepool BBOB last week, finishing runaway 82-0 winners.

After a two-week break from league rugby, Seaham were in the mood from the start and ran riot against the lowly home team.

Livewire flanker James Ramshaw led the way with a four-try salvo, supported by three tries from player-coach Jon Dye, who would have had a fourth only to unselfishly pass to Brad Green to touch down.

Right-wing Stuart Tisseman added a brace, with Jack McCallum, prop Paul Scott, replacement Joey Jonesand second row forward John Dixon also getting on the scoresheet – as did lock partner Andy Hogwood with a conversion.