JUST two weeks ago, Tynedale Centurions suffered a heartbreaking 36-32 defeat against Ashington in the semi-finals of the Candy Cup. 

But last Saturday, they put the disappointment behind them to progress into the final of another competition, the Northumberland Third Team Cup, with an impressive 24-22 win over Northern Wanderers. 

The Centurions' determination to turn a negative into a positive saw them named Team of the Week. 

There were many stars during a bumper week for sport in the district. 

From the runners who took part in the Mad March Mare, to local rowers who excelled at events in Northumberland and Yorkshire. 

Tynedale's senior women secured third place in the North East Harriers League after a strong performance in the final fixture of the season at Alnwick, while young badminton stars Charlotte Graham and Amy Ward earned their fifth national gold medals of the campaign.

Another performance worthy of note is that of footballer Ashley Lally, who scored a hat-trick on his debut for Haltwhistle Jubilee, in their 8-1 win over West Jesmond.

But a huge honour was bestowed upon former Queen Elizabeth High School Rowing Club member Nick Ryan. The 19-year-old was selected to represent Oxford University in the 2019 Lightweight Boat Race, and will be at the bow of the eight-man Blue Boat in the race against Cambridge on Saturday, March 23. 

The achievement saw Ryan named Star of the Week.