Rugby Union: Four-try Archie leads the way for Ashbrooke youngsters

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Sunderland RFC’s youngsters had two wins out of three at the weekend.

The Under-14 side put in a strong team performance against Bishop Auckland which saw them come away with a 41-10 victory.

Ashbrooke youngster Archie Norman crashed over for four tries, while Oliver Beattie claimed two, with Joe Cowie also putting in a solo effort.

Sunderland’s Under-16s also claimed a good win against West Hartlepool.

Again, strong running and determined tackling kept Sunderland’s noses in front against a well-organised West side.

Two tries came from Luke Carroll, with a further touchdown for Louis Deathe.

Michael Holder bagged the extras with two conversions for the hosts at Hill View.

Meanwhile, the Under-13s faced a tough challenge against Ponteland, shipping six tries in the first half.

However, the home team put in an excellent second-half performance.

Unlucky winger Liam Carr had a try chalked off after stepping into touch and was denied a certain try by a a high tackle from a Ponteland player.

As the game wore on, strong carries from Adam Williams and James Marshall saw the ball fed out to Zak Kennedy, who touched down in the corner.