Seaham’s powerful display seals points

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Seaham showed their dominance when they turned on the style to clinch a 29-5 victory over Washington.

The hosts got off to a solid start and worked their way into the visitors’ 22.

A rolling maul was initiated and the home pack drove towards the try line.

With the whitewash in sight, Ryan Pink accidentally ran into one of his own players and referee Les Cash had no choice but to award Washington a penalty.

Glen Hardie’s run from his own 22, in the 16th minute, led to a ruck.

Jon Dye received the ball and battered through the defence before offloading to Jack McCallum.

The sprightly fly-half ran in and touched down to register his eighth try of the season. Grant Westwick added the extras for a 7-0 lead.

Seaham maintained the ascendancy and their pressure forced the visitors into some desperate defending.

In the 27th minute, wonderful handling amongst forwards and backs secured a try straight out of the training manual.

Scrum-half Barry Morton shipped a quick pass to Jack McCallum, and he danced through a gap before passing to Graham Aldus.

The centre made good ground before linking with Ryan Pink, who popped a quick pass to Grant Dixon.

The big flanker drew the defence before sending a perfectly timed pass to Grant Westwick and the winger crossed for his fourth try of the season.

Within two minutes, Seaham registered a third try and looked set to run riot.

Grant Westwick took a high catch and set away on a run before passing infield to Ryan Pink.

The dynamic number 8 then outpaced the defence from 40 metres and touched down under the posts for his ninth try of the season. Grant Westwick’s conversion stretched the lead to 19-0.

Seaham were awarded a penalty in the 39th minute after the visitors strayed offside in front of their posts.

Ben Bell decided to opt for a kick at goal to keep the scoreboard ticking over. Grant Westwick did the honours and Seaham led by 22 points heading into the interval.

The second half was a much tighter affair in spite of both sides’ efforts to play a flowing and expansive game.

The visitors recorded a well-deserved try when they touched down in the corner following a sustained spell of pressure. Their conversion was missed but they were back in the game at 22-5.

Leading from the front, Ryan Pink finally put the icing on the cake in the 69th minute.

The Seaham forwards had battered away at the visitors try line and the number 8 spotted a gap and drove over from five metres for a vital bonus point try.

Glen Hardie stepped forward and put the conversion over to make the score 29-5.

Seaham now turn their attentions to their next game, which is an RFU National Cup tie away at Goole next weekend, who are currently top of Yorkshire Three.

The club is providing transport for players and supporters.

Meeting times will be announced on the club website throughout the course of the week – www.pitchero.com/clubs/seaham