Redcar Run Out Of Steam As Rovers Seal Victory
Redcar win the first half, but Rovers take the second and the game.
Rovers kicked off against the slight breeze and were first on the scoreboard with a penalty after only a minute, 3 – 0. Redcar hit back 5 mins later with a try from Dominic Ayr, after some good work from the forwards and backs, when fly half Richie Young was stopped on the try line, Dominic picked up and dotted it down to score, Danny Addison kicked the conversion, 3 – 7. In reply, Rovers scored two unconverted tries, on 19 and 27 mins, 13 – 7. Redcar retook the lead on 35 mins when Neil Young scored and again Danny Addison converted, 13 – 14.
Half Time Hartlepool Rovers 13 Redcar 14.
Redcar restarted the game and as in so many games this season they allowed the opposition to score within minutes of the restart kick, 20 – 14. Rovers also scored two more, on 50 and 55 minutes, the second from a Redcar penalty in front of the posts from which we opted to take the lineout and the ball was overthrown to Rovers scrum half and they ran it the full length of the field to score under the posts, 34 – 14. Redcar also had another kickable penalty and also opted for a lineout which they also lost, then on 58 mins from another penalty, they were third time lucky and won the lineout and ran the ball across the backs and Danny Addison scored in the corner, 34 – 19. Rovers No.4 got a yellow card on 64 mins, for a tip tackle on Dominic Ayre and then they scored another try on 72 mins, 41 - 19 and their No.13 received a yellow card on 75 mins for tackling scrum half Brad Stovell at the ruck near their line. That was the game, Rovers coming out comfortable winners, despite all of Redcar’s effort and endeavours.
Full Time Hartlepool Rovers 41 Redcar 19.