THE young guns of Tynedale stamped their authority on the opposition 10 years ago as they romped to their fourth successive victory in the Northumberland Colts Cup.

The blue and whites from Corbridge were in fine form at Kielder's Border Park as they made light work of final opponents Alnwick.

Despite Alnwick's pack being larger in stature, Tynedale weren't fazed and Isaac Telfer introduced himself to them from the kick as a perfectly timed tackle left the ball catcher dazed.

The relentless pressure resulted in Tynedale taking the lead on 12 minutes, Rory Dixon sending over a straight forward penalty.

Alnwick roared back but could not find a way past the impressive Matty Chard, while man of the match Jack Liddle was outstanding in halting the pressure.

This allowed Tynedale to attack and Ryan Potts won the race with the Alnwick winger to reach a chipped ball from Mattmatt Williams, Potts' fingertips managing to ground the ball according to the nearby touch judge. Potts missed the conversion, but still Tyne led 8-0.

Tynedale upped the ante after the break with Dixon adding a penalty on 14 minutes, before Jareth Main went over for the second try of the game soon after.

Alnwick caught Tynedale off guard with a converted try of their own, but Main had the last say when he went over again in the dying moments of the game.

His score came after a jinking run from James Raine who swatted off Alnwick defenders with ease.