Seaham keep on winning

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TABLE-TOPPING Seaham travelled to Horden to take on the home side’s thirds and were able to keep up their winning streak with a massive 55-10 win.

The hosts found themselves a man down so Steve Wilkinson donned a blue shirt for Horden.

The friendly helped coach Johnny Whitehead experiment with positions.

The hosts were first on the scoreboard after 11 minutes when they took a lineout catch 10 metres from the Seaham line and worked a rolling maul over the whitewash.

Seaham responded as Jack McCallum at fly-half took a pass from the Horden 22 and weaved his way through the defence before touching down, though the conversion was missed by Graeme Steel.

The hosts regained the lead on 23 minutes with a try by their right wing.

Ryan Giblin tied the scores for the second time in the 34th minute with a try and Gary Lynn bulldozed his way through two tackles before swallow-diving over the line Chris Ashton-style, the lead stretching to 17-10.

Dan Cahill launched off on a 40-metre run where John Dixon was on hand to drive over and Glen Hardie stretched the lead to 27-10 with the last play of the half when he bombed up the left touchline to make it 10-27.

Henry Brace opened his try account for the season and Glen Hardie notched his season’s sixth to take the scores to 39-10.

Replacement centre Kelvin Bowdrey left the Horden backs for dead and crossed before Andrew Baxter got in on the act on 65 minutes.

Following the missed conversion, match referee Alan Irvine, having already consulted both captains, blew early.