The hosts started at a cracking pace, taking every opportunity to move the ball wide, and, with Seaton's line-out failing miserably, they dominated the first thirty minutes. Thanks to the seasiders' resolute defence, however, and being guilty of too many unforced handling errors, Consett were only able to establish a 6-0 lead courtesy of two penalties. On the thirtieth minute, the hosts were unable control a re-start ball and Seaton pounced. The ball went through several hands and a typical storming run from Murry Stockdale punched a hole in the defence. Keith Grazier touched down in the corner and Lewis Humble added the extra points with a magnificent conversion to take a 7-6 lead into the interval. The second half was a near carbon copy of the first, with Consett having the upper hand, but this time Seaton had a little more to offer. Their scrum, which had been creaking at the seams in the last few weeks, stood up well and there were some notable breaks from Stockdale. The seventieth minute saw them driving and mauling forward and, as Alan Ainsley seemed to be held up over the line, Humble moved in to lend his weight and their combined effort secured the five points. Consett responded immediately with an unconverted try to set up a nail biting finale. With time running out, the hosts chose the drop kick option on three occasions when perhaps they should have tried to run the ball but they were unable to close the gap.