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Tigers experience day to forget in North-East
11:00am Thursday 20th September 2012 in Sport
IT was a day to forget for Sedgley Park as they went down 30-10 at Tynedale in the National League One on Saturday. They arrived late in the North East after motorway hold-ups caused them to change their travel plans. And when the game got underway 10 minutes later than scheduled they found themselves on the receiving end of a penalty and a try within minutes. Things got worse when centre Alex Hurst received a yellow card after 15 minutes, leaving Tigers temporarily down by one man. Tynedale responded by targeting the scrum.
And after three successive scrums, a second Sedgley man was yellow carded, prop Ben Black.
He joined Hurst on the sidelines for 10 minutes as Sedgley were reduced again. In the time Tigers were down to 13 men, they conceded 15 points and went into half time 25-0 down. The game was all-but over at that point, but Sedgley produced a much-improved second half in which they scored 10 points to the home side’s five. Callum McShane touched down in the 60th minute, and, after Tynedale replied with a try of their own straight after, Chris Wilkinson had the last word with a try eight minutes from the end. Sedgley will look to bounce back on Saturday when they host Richmond at Park Lane, Whitefield, kick-off 2.30pm.