Rugby Union: BLAYDON OPEN WITH EASY WIN.
BLAYDON romped to a 46-8 away win at Waterloo as their second season in National League Two got off to a magnificent start.
With wingers Andrew Fendy and Brendan David a constant threat it was the former who opened the scoring in the fourth minute, with scrum-half Gavin Charlton making it 14-0. Daniel ran in the third try after good work from Jason Smithson at the scrum before Fenby grabbed his second.
Waterloo hit back in the second half with an unconverted try, but Ed Mercy crossed in the corner to end any hopes of a comeback before another darting run from Fenby for Dias to touch down.
Tynedale's clash against Mounts Bay gave the newly-promoted home side a winning start to life in National League Division Two.
Although the conditions hampered both sides in Corbridge, the fact the visitors had had to travel from Penzance in Cornwall, persuaded the referee to let the game go ahead, even though there were puddles of water all over the pitch. And it was one of those puddles which enabled Tynedale to open the scoring. Rob Miller's kick stopped on the halfway line and Peter Cole hacked the ball clear to score on his debut.
Tynedale extended their lead when Miller went over after line-out work from Andrew Murray.
Although Mounts Bay hit back with a converted try, Tynedale held on.
Darlington Mowden Park were outplayed by newly-promoted Kendal on their return to the national leagues as they slipped to a 34-13 defeat in Cumbria.
Mowden led early on thanks to two penalties from fly-half Jon Benson, but struggled to contain Kendal who ran in six tries.