WITH Seaham not in Durham Northumberland Three action, their second team took on Sunderland’s thirds, with the Ashbrooke side coming out 25-10 home winners.
However, it was Seaham who took the lead in the 21st minute when Henry Brace started a flowing move that ended in Joey Jones providing a scoring pass for Ryan Giblin. Andy Hogwood missed his conversion.
Sunderland levelled matters five minutes before the interval when a missed tackle led to an unconverted try for Wallace.
The hosts then grabbed the lead with the final play of the half when Grainger finished off an excellent handling move for a well-deserved try, which he then converted.
Sunderland made 10 changes at half-time and extended their lead on 47 minutes when number eight Hogg picked and drove over the line for his side’s third try of the game. The conversion was added by Grainger for a 19-5 lead.
To add to Seaham’s woes, Brace was yellow-carded on the hour for stamping on a player.
However, they then scored through Jack McCallum to narrow the deficit to 19-10.
But Sunderland stormed back and Grainger sealed the 25-10 win with two more successful penalties.