1st XV v Acklam

By J.Harrison - November 14 2010
In Durham Northumberland Division Two, SEATON CAREW suffered a 55-8 home defeat at the hands of high flying Acklam.

With several senior players unavailable and a rising injury list, Seaton were only able to field a makeshift fifteen and, not surprisingly then, the first few scrums were disastrous. In all other areas, particularly at the breakdown, the seasiders competed well and the visitors would have been concerned that, approaching the close of the first half, they had only been able to accumulate one converted try and a penalty. Just on half time, Seaton lost concentration. Acklam took a quick line-out and added a second try to take a 17-3 lead. Seaton's score was from a Lewis Humble penalty. After the break, the floodgates opened and Acklam's expansive rugby was rewarded, at regular intervals, with six well taken tries, four of them being converted. Seaton had opportunities of their own but were unable to breach a well organised defence until ten minutes from time. Dan Charlton took a quick tap penalty and Alan Ainsley crashed over for a consolation try.