Gateshead 43 Stockton Senior Colts 20
Stockton Senior Colts have great competitive game away at unbeaten Gateshead.
We travelled up to play Gateshead Colts in a friendly.
Unbeaten Gateshead started the game with a stiff breeze on their backs but we were the first on the scoreboard with a well worked try.
This sparked the game into life and Gateshead came back at us. We still kept to the game plan and kept the ball in hand. Some great tackling from our back row Matty,Dodge and Dev held Gateshead back but their very strong back line got into gear and broke through.
We regrouped and were solid in the scrum and Dom dominated the line out.
The game was played in the right spirit but Gateshead proved too strong on the day and at half time they brought on fresh legs but we now had the advantage of the wind on our backs.
We drived hard through Caleb,Steely and Dev and eventually we scored again. Gateshead fitness then started to take effect and we missed tackles and were punished but some well worked Trys from Gateshead.
Gateshead deserved their win but we did play well.
We can take a lot of positives from the game and really did show an improvement and look forward to welcoming back some of our injured and unavailable lads next week.
Thanks as always to our travelling fans.