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Kalbraier maintains scoring form in Blaydon win
Prop Robbie Kalbraier continued his prolific scoring in Blaydon's 21-8 home win against Rosslyn Park, allowing them to retain seventh place in National One.
The home pack's dominance allowed them to score two tries in the opening 22 minutes. Flanker Rob Bell was driven over following a penalty to the corner then centre Matt Clark snapped up a loose ball and side-stepped two defenders to go under the posts.
Andrew Baggett landed both conversions for a 14-0 interval lead and was again on target after Kalbraier crashed over from close range. The visitors' try came late in the game.
Tynedale ended a run of eight defeats when Joel Hodgson's late penalty clinched a 23-20 home win against Wharfedale.
The visitors led 13-0 but two Hodgson penalties and a converted try by winger Alan Rogers got Tynedale back into it. A slick second half move saw centre Chris Harris take the ball at pace to race over, Hodgson's conversion levelling the scores before he slotted the winner.
Injury-hit Westoe conceded 13 tries in an 85-7 defeat at Bromsgrove, who joined them in equal seventh place in National Two North.
Hull's defeat by Ionians in the Humberside derby ended their hopes of the play-off position, so their trip to Westoe for the final game is a dead match.
Darlington Mowden Park finished 21 points clear in National Three North when they avenged their opening day defeat by Chester with a 16-8 away win, helping Rossendale to take the play-off place.
Chester came out strongly and went ahead through a penalty, but Mowden built a 16-3 lead before the hosts scored a try ten minutes from time.
After a penalty by Tom Hodgson Mowden scored a try in each half. The first followed a break by scrum half Zylon McGaffin, leading to a series of pick-and-drives finished off by Chris Campbell.
For the second centre Cameron Mitchell made a good break and the ball went through several pairs of hands before lock Tom Schofield went over. Hodgson's second penalty completed Mowden's tally.
West Hartlepool finished sixth when they won 25-14 at home to Sandal through tries by the Cheslin brothers, Colin and Andy, plus Gareth Foreman. Stu Waites added two penalties and two conversions.
Billingham finished 15 points clear in North One East following a 29-7 home win against second-placed Percy Park, while Middlesbrough dropped to fourth after losing 19-8 at Durham City.
With everything settled in Durham and Northumberland One the top three all lost as Darlington and Stockton both fielded weakened sides ahead of their Durham Intermediate Cup final clash at West Hartlepool TDSOB next Saturday.
Mark Baldwin, again playing at fly half, scored all Darlington's points in a 24-12 defeat at Ponteland.
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