Seaton 8 West Stags 22

By Dave Picken - April 26 2012
Seaton 8 West Stags 22 For the second week in a row a West side overcame appalling weather and determined and sporting opponents from Seaton to complete a Pyman double ....

Stags Team Pyman 2012


On their pitch Seaton 1sts provided stern  Pyman Cup oppoistion for the Stags. The home side had the benefit of the wind in the first half, but only had a Lewis Humble penalty to show for their efforts.

Their big pack had the Stags in trouble in the set pieces, and a combination of a very greasy ball and eager defence thwarted the Stags time after time as they looked to get the ball out wide.

When the try did come it was from a bit of enterprise from Seaton. They tried to run the ball in their own 22, but Darren Thomas could afford to gamble and he gratefully latched onto a looping pass to race in under the posts to set up an easy conversion for Zac Southern.

Seaton battled back and it was appropriate that the hard working Murry Stockdale was the man to get their try - diving over after concerted pressure on the Stags line.

Southern then put the Stags back in the lead with a penalty from the 22.

Playing at fly half Davy Tighe used the elements whenever possible to kick for position. It finally paid off when Ryan Painter made ground and fed Zac Southern. Space was tight up the left wing but Adam Larkin managed to get over despite the attentions of two defenders.

Kicking across the wind from the left touchline Southern put another nail in home hearts when his conversion sailed between the posts to make it 17-8.

With five minutes left the win was clinched when the Stags broke from the half way.  Davy Tighe made ground on the right drawing the defenders before giving replacement Martin Boatman a sprint to the try line from the 22.

So the Stags joined the Bucks in finishing the season with Pyman silverware. The introduction of the Pyman Shield for second and third teams has been an undoubted success - despite both finals being marred by driving rain and wind.

Here's to next season.

Seaton 8 West Stags 22
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26/04/2012 10:04
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 26/04/2012 10:09 by davepicken.

Re: Seaton 8 West Stags 22
26/04/2012 10:42
Well done to the Stags. Another horrible night so afraid I missed this one as well.
Perhaps the Pyman games could be held in the winter so we have better weather?

Re: Seaton 8 West Stags 22
Supercodhead (IP Logged)
26/04/2012 12:05
ok i am repeating myself but this is a serious point>>if both finals had been played at Rovers more people would have been able to watch them including me>>the covered stand and floodlights would have been of great help>>>

Re: Seaton 8 West Stags 22
Westy Till I Die (IP Logged)
26/04/2012 14:44
I'm sorry your Grandstand doesn't have a roof, unlike ours. You have covered terracing that I think you'll find the roof was paid for from the money we gave you when we played there.

Re: Seaton 8 West Stags 22
the truth01 (IP Logged)
26/04/2012 16:46
Shame west couldn't put a true side on, half the first team to play a side that are leagues under them, and as for the bucks beating the seaton 2nds, pretty sure that was the majority of the stags!

Re: Seaton 8 West Stags 22
Well I (IP Logged)
26/04/2012 17:21
who were the 1st Teamers

Re: Seaton 8 West Stags 22
Dan Charlton (IP Logged)
26/04/2012 18:03
I don't care what side played, it was a good game in rubbish conditions.

We were unlucky to lose our 10, 12 and 13 so early in the game, that really shook things up as we had to play two forwards in the backs which wasn't ideal. But we still competed all the way.

You guys probably deserved to win in the end but not by such a margin, doesn't really tell the story as we were ahead for almost all of the match.

Good stuff anyway, well done on winning the cup and the cup shaped shield and best of luck for next season.

Re: Seaton 8 West Stags 22
U10's coach (IP Logged)
26/04/2012 18:13
Will Cameron is a first teamer

Re: Seaton 8 West Stags 22
Raw meat (IP Logged)
26/04/2012 19:19
The truth01 please take a look at the photo and your comment. Discuss

Re: Seaton 8 West Stags 22
Brinky gadgy (IP Logged)
26/04/2012 19:47
It's great to see Seaton doing well and Truth01 will be a stirrer from the darkside.

Again - well done Seaton in getting to two finals this season and good luck for the future.

Re: Seaton 8 West Stags 22
Peter Wilkinson (IP Logged)
26/04/2012 19:51
I was in the pub on tuesday when a seaton ex player said to me we would probably play the first team.He wouldnt take it on board when I told him its not what West do.Mind he is ignorant most of the time arnt u Eddy !
The facts are that all but 3/4 HAVE played in the 1st team over the season.Every club needs a SQUAD end of

Re: Seaton 8 West Stags 22
Carlo03 (IP Logged)
26/04/2012 20:18
Spot on Peter!

Re: Seaton 8 West Stags 22
Andy Quinn (IP Logged)
26/04/2012 20:28
Just ignore the stupid comments. The Seaton lads have come on here and put their names to their comments and are not whingeing.
Seaton have come on loads this season and it says something when they are in both finals.
Good luck next season lads and well done to the Stags

Re: Seaton 8 West Stags 22
Stan the Camel (IP Logged)
26/04/2012 23:10
I hadn't realised that Seaton had lost three of their backs - that is a setback. They had their chances: the replacement winger that came on had a chance with a kick he did well to gather in the 2nd half and the No 8 was only stopped by an absolutely brilliant tackle by Zac in the first half.

It was a very competitive game in the conditions and I was impressed with Seaton and good luck to them next season. Think Dan Charlton shows what a decent set of lads they are - and I agree, the score does not really tell the full story.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 26/04/2012 23:11 by Stan the Camel.

Re: Seaton 8 West Stags 22
KOlly (IP Logged)
27/04/2012 08:46
This is not a bite, the first team has used 37 players this season, thats two and a half teams, so you are going to get some of those 37 in the second team I suggest.

Most used first team

Boatman D
Boatman J

None of these involved on Tuesday.

Re: Seaton 8 West Stags 22
Denny Dixon (IP Logged)
28/04/2012 11:22
37 used in the first team, that seems like an awful lot to me.Would be interesting to know what that figure was for other teams in the league!!! Makes the seasons results even better I reckon. Well done for stepping in all those who were not in the "most used". It is a tribute to our depth of playing talent and must have something to do why Stags and Bucks regularly put it over the second and third teams of clubs even in higher leagues ( e.g. Westoe, Blaydon) and of course now Darlington Mowden Park. Tyndale an obvious exception this year.Well done everyone who put their efforts into the club in all respects, down the age groups most included as this is Wests future.

Re: Seaton 8 West Stags 22
Dave Picken (IP Logged)
28/04/2012 14:05
Sandal used 43 players during their season.

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