Seaham pay for poor display

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SEAHAM endured a bad day as they went down 22-7 away to Seghill in Durham and Northumberland Division Three.

The visiting forward enjoyed a monopoly of possession, yet the home side outscored them four tries to one in an error-strewn game.

Jonny Martin and Grant Dixon did their best to rally the troops with trademark surging runs, but handling errors and poor decision-making defined Seaham’s game.

The end result was arguably their highest amount of knock-ons in a single game – well over 20.

This allowed the hosts an opportunity to regain momentum, score four tries and a conversion, and emerge as the better side.

Seaham’s only impact on the scoreboard was a solitary try by second row Chris Bland, which was driven over the line following a line-out catch and a rolling maul. Grant Westwick added the conversion.

Seaham are now faced with a major uphill struggle to regain a promotion spot after Winlaton Vulcans’ home win over Newton Aycliffe.

South Tyneside College have a six-point advantage and two games in hand following their weekend postponement.

H In Division Two, third top Sunderland were without a game.

Leaders Whitley Bay Rockcliff, though, suffered a 15-10 defeat to fourth-top Redcar. Ryton are top after a 26-8 win at North Shields.