Seaham steamroller flattens Sedgefield

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SEAHAM carried on their promotion drive with a thumping 32-6 away win at Sedgefield

Prior to the game, Sedgefield’s new ground had been something of a fortress, no other team managing to beat them at home in any competition.

However, Seaham were quick out of the blocks and Brad Green slotted the ball home for an early 3-0 advantage.

They doubled their lead on 16 minutes and from the restart, flanker Grant Dixon caught the ball going forward and set off on a devastating run.

Graham Aldus found himself on the end of a scoring pass to register his first try for Seaham. Green added the conversion to make it 13-0.

The hosts forced their way back into the game three minutes after the interval and within seven minutes of the restart, Sedgefield had pulled the score back to 13-6.

However, in the 71st minute Sedgefield conceded a penalty, which Brad Green took quickly.

The ball went through several pairs of hands before Graham Aldus crossed for his second try of the game which stretched his side’s advantage to 18-6.

John Dixon charged a clearance down on 76 minutes, re-gathered the ball and crossed for his 10th try of the season to kill the game off as a contest. Green’s conversion took the scores to 25-6 in Seaham’s favour.

Seaham then went on the hunt for a valuable bonus point and it was left to flying winger Joey Jones to cross for his eighth try of the season to clinch the vital fifth league point.

John Dixon kicked a conversion that narrowly made it over the bar with the last play of the match.