WITH the firsts and seconds both having games called off, Sunderland thirds took centre stage with a 73-7 thrashing of Jarrovians.
The home side were unable to raise a full side, so a number of the Sunderland first and second team squad were drafted in to help out Jarrovians but they could not stop a rampant third team led by a five-try haul for youngster Danny Hinder.
Hinder was quickly on the scoresheet as he benefited from some good play in the centres to score the opening try.
The mercurial Micky Simpson was next on the scoresheet. Latching onto a Stevie Graham pass, he chipped over the full-back to touch down.
Another Graham break provided ball for John Grainger to work some magic as he fed Hinder for his second try of the day, and a 17-0 lead for Sunderland.
Straight from the restart, Clive Fish set up quick ruck ball allowing Jossie Wright to make a break. Wright made good ground and set up Glenn Jackson who in turn supplied Hinder with the pass that allowed the youngster to complete his hat-trick.
Hinder’s fourth try followed on the half hour.
Jarrow were unable to cope with the powerful running of Graham in the centres and he was rewarded before half-time as he powered through a number of tackles and raced away to score.
Sunderland added a further two scores as John Grainger converted his own try, before Jossie Wright barged over to make it 44-0 at half-time.
In the second half, Michael Simpson cut inside from the wing to touch down.
Fish, having swapped sides to play for Jarrovians at half-time, was then rather harshly sin-binned but spirited defence meant Sunderland were unable to capitalise on their numerical advantage.
But with Fish back on the pitch, Sunderland went on to extend their lead, Hinder scoring his fifth try after a long run and John Grainger scoring his second try of the game.
Peter Groark then got in on the action as he picked from the base of a scrum and sensationally raced 35 yards to touch down. He added his second shortly after following a fine break from Andrew Turnbull.
Groark then went from hero to villain as he was sin-binned for not rolling away from the tackle.
Jarrow took advantage of their numerical advantage to add a consolation try.