YET another Morgan Passman hat-trick helped Tynedale storm to an impressive win at Sedgley Park on Saturday.

The 46-28 victory sent Tynedale racing up to seventh spot in National League Division Two North, with two games in hand on many of their rivals.

All eight tries were scored by backs, and the victory would have been even more emphatic but for the fact only three of the octet were converted.

Tynedale rang the changes at half back, with 19-year-old Cam Kalemeti, who played for England in the Junior Commonwealth Games in 2017, starting at scrum half, with regular number nine Matty Outson at fly half.

The combination worked well, with Tynedale leading 46-14 just after the hour before leaking two late converted tries.

In the reverse fixture back in October, Tynedale struggled to cope with the Tigers large pack, but they set the stall out early on Saturday, pushing Park off their own ball at a second minute scrum, with a quick pass sending Passman in for a try converted by Outson.

The Tigers responded well, with a break by hooker Daniel Maher bringing an equalising converted try for prop Nathan Rushton with 19 minutes on the clock.

Left wing Guy Pike grabbed Tynedale's second try on 23 minutes for 12-7 before the blistering pace of Passman brought him his second try when he successfully chased a kick ahead with 25 minutes gone to make it 17-7.

Back came Sedgley with a converted try under the posts from replacement Rob Holloway, but Tynedale nosed ahead again through teenage centre Liam Checksfield to secure the four try bonus point with just 33 minutes gone.

Tynedale led 22-14 at the break, but then stretched away with some scintillating rugby.

Full back Ben Beaumont got the ball rolling with a 43rd minute try, before Passman completed his hat-trick on 56 minutes. Sadly for Passman, he limped off shortly afterwards after picking up an injury.

Replacement Ben Hutton was soon called upon to convert centre Jonny Burden's try on the hour, before pulling off a neat interception and then converting his own try for a handsome 46-14 lead with 66 minutes gone.

Tigers then regrouped, and worked hard to set up Holloway for his second try, before prop Tom Coe earned the Manchester side a four try bonus point.

Tynedale's outstanding home record will be put to the test on Saturday when fifth placed Otley are the visitors, hoping to repeat the victory they achieved over Tynedale in the reverse fixture down in Yorkshire.

The Yorkshiremen include former Tynedale favourite Joe Graham, in their ranks. The game kicks off at 2pm.