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Sat 7 Apr 15:00 - Northern Division - Durham & Northumberland 1 Full time

Novos Looked At Home Playing At Kingston Park

Redcar enjoyed the occasion playing at the Falcons ground, but not the result.

Redcar kicked off with the rain persisting on what was an ideal playing surface for running rugby, unfortunately it was Novos who took full advantage of it and they scored after only 3 minutes, literally from the kick off, 7 – 0. They scored again 5 mins later, 12 – 0, before Redcar’s No.8 Chester Reed went off with a shoulder injury (again), this meant Redcar had to bring on prop Cian Briggs and move Andy Little to No.8. Novos kicked a penalty on 26 mins and scored another try just on half time.

Half Time Novos 22 Redcar 0

Novos restarted the game and with only a minute played, scored from a Redcar lineout mistake, 29 – 0. Redcar had further disruptions when hooker Steve Sill was injured, so winger Jamie Butler came on and centre Ben Durrans moved to No.8, Andy Little went back to prop and Michael Tucker moved to hooker. Redcar did have some joy as winger Craig Newlands scored on 49 mins, as did full back Danny Addison on 60 mins, with Novos getting their 5th try between the two, 36 – 10.

Novos scored three more tries the last being on the stroke of full time, to bring the final score to Novos 55 Redcar10.

Redcar clearly beaten by a better team, but squandered several chances of scoring easy kickable penalties and opted for kicks to the corner or scrums which they then lost. Overall it would not have altered the outcome of the game but the scoreline would have looked better and you cannot deny their wholehearted effort and commitment right until the final whistle.

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Andy Little

Player of the Match

Andy Little

Key moments

3:00
Try Try for Novocastrians
7:00
Try Try for Novocastrians
26:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Novocastrians
39:00
Try Try for Novocastrians
41:00
Try Try for Novocastrians
49:00
Try Craig Newlands scores for Redcar
55:00
Try Try for Novocastrians
60:00
Try Daniel Addison scores for Redcar
63:00
Try Try for Novocastrians
66:00
Try Try for Novocastrians
79:00
Try Try for Novocastrians

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Andy Little is awarded player of the match for Redcar
79:00 Try 43 - 10
Try for Novocastrians
66:00 Try 38 - 10
Try for Novocastrians
63:00 Try 33 - 10
Try for Novocastrians
60:00 Try 28 - 10
Daniel Addison scores for Redcar
55:00 Try 28 - 5
Try for Novocastrians
49:00 Try 23 - 5
Craig Newlands scores for Redcar
41:00 Try 23 - 0
Try for Novocastrians
End of period 1
39:00 Try 18 - 0
Try for Novocastrians
26:00 Penalty 13 - 0
Penalty kicked for Novocastrians
7:00 Try 10 - 0
Try for Novocastrians
3:00 Try 5 - 0
Try for Novocastrians
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Novocastrians
  • Redcar
  • 0
  • Try 3:00'
  • Try 7:00'
  • Penalty 26:00'
  • Try 39:00'
  • Try 41:00'
  • Craig Newlands Try 49:00'
  • Try 55:00'
  • Daniel Addison Try 60:00'
  • Try 63:00'
  • Try 66:00'
  • Try 79:00'

Team selection

Addison, Daniel Addison, Daniel
Newlands, Craig Newlands, Craig
Duddles, Jake Duddles, Jake
Durrans, Ben Durrans, Ben
Curry, Mathew Curry, Mathew
Young, Richie Young, Richie
Stovell, Brad Stovell, Brad
Johnson, Steve Johnson, Steve
Dyball, Philip Dyball, Philip
Reed, Chester Reed, Chester
Reader, Drew Reader, Drew
Young, Neil Young, Neil
Tucker, Michael Tucker, Michael
Sill, Ste Sill, Ste
Little, Andy Little, Andy

League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
8. Stockton 25 51
9. Novocastrians 24 50
10. Guisborough 24 49
11. Medicals 26 44
12. Ponteland 26 43
13. Gosforth 26 40
14. Redcar 26 23

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