DOMINANT Tynedale moved up to fifth place in National League Division Two North after an emphatic victory over bottom-side Peterborough Lions on Saturday.

The Blue and Whites travelled to Cambridgeshire in confident mood, after two consecutive home wins over Sheffield Tigers and Wharfedale.

They were again missing influential teenage winger Morgan Passman, but it provided another opportunity for his teammates to shine.

And Jake Rodgers, who made a try-scoring return to the side against Wharfedale the previous week, put on an eye-catching display at Peterborough.

In the absence of regular kicker Rob Parker, Rodgers scored eight out of 10 conversion attempts, before being substituted on 64 minutes.

Kick off was delayed by over an hour due to travel issues on the A1, and after a tight start, the visitors took the lead on 19 minutes when centre Will Miller crossed near the posts. Rodgers converted.

Tynedale took advantage of some poor defending from Peterborough in the second quarter, and moved into a commanding 49-0 lead at half time.

The siege saw Tynedale score six more tries before the interval, which were all converted by Rodgers.

Will Montgomery crashed over on 21 minutes, before Will Roberts did the same just three minutes later. Ben Bell got in on the act on 28 minutes, before Liam Checksfield added a 32nd minute try.

Further tries were added by Chris Wearmouth on 36 minutes, and Robert Farrar on the stroke of half time.

Peterborough came out for the second half with a burst of energy, and attempted to stage an unlikely comeback when Thomas Gulland scored a try on 43 minutes, which was converted by Nico Defeo.

It failed to deter Tynedale, however, for just a minute later, Will Miller raced in from 40 yards to score. Rodgers proved he was human by missing the conversion.

The Lions refused to roll over, and they replied on 50 minutes through Christian Edbrooke, with Nico Defeo adding the extras.

Checksfield scored his second try of the game for Tynedale on 56 minutes, with Rodgers making no mistake from the tee this time.

On the hour mark, Cam Kelemeti capped an impressive performance by crossing out wide, before Rodgers missed his second conversion of the game.

This seemed to galvanise the Lions, with Defeo breaking through and scoring under the posts, and then scoring again following a catch and drive lineout - he converted the two tries himself.

Defeo converted again on 80 minutes, this time following a try from Allen Carr. The result saw Tynedale move into fifth place in the league table, with 93 points from 29 games.

Tyendale have a week off before welcoming mid-table side Hinckley, to Corbridge, on Saturday, April 27.