PRUDHOE & Stocksfield welcomed a rejuvenated Jarrovians to Stocksfield in Durham and Northumberland League III.

The hosts stuck with the front five which was so strong the previous week against Newton Aycliffe.

Brogan Millar returned to an exciting back row which included the influential Rob Reid and Yannick Debil.

In the backline, the excellent centre partnership of Luke Masters and Dan Whiley continued with John Robson returning to the right wing. The match began in frantic fashion with both teams looking to play an expansive game.

It was from a resulting scrum that P&S got the important first score of the day. A devastating eight-man push enabled Stephen Armstrong to strike against the head before Debil showed his pace and strength to beat the defence on the blindside.

Strong carries from Alex Fitton and Ryan Chamberlain saw P&S mount another charge for the Jarrovians line. Despite losing control of the ball, Debil regathered and powered over for his second of the day for 12-0.

P&S were in confident mood with Steven Henderson orchestrating attacks, using both forward runners on the inside and utilising the aggressive lines that Masters was offering. From one of these direct lines, Masters burst over the gain line to advance downfield. With the visitors’ defence scrambling back into position, Reid’s quick thinking saw him pick and go and stretch over for his first P&S try. Again, Henderson converted to make it 19-0.

Against the run of play, the Jarrovians reduced the deficit to 19-5 when a clever back move saw their fly half slip through a midfield gap to score.

P&S responded well. Millar and Chamberlain made big yards through midfield before Debil took a delayed pass from Henderson to saunter in and complete a first half hat-trick to make it 24-5 at half time.

After the break, P&S seized further control of the game, scoring four more tries.

Firstly, Chamberlain scored a try that his performance deserved. The visitors were penalised six metres from their line after slowing the ball down at the breakdown. The resulting penalty was quickly tapped and the tight head took the scoring pass to use his strength to touchdown.

With confidence high, Reid claimed the kick off and swiftly sent the ball wide to Whiley who sped up the left wing. The hosts showed superb handling skills to recycled play to the right touchline, before Patterson spotted a small gap to snipe through for 34-5.

With Jarrovians tiring and suffering from some injuries, P&S continued to press and emptied an impressive bench.

A whole front row change saw Dan Tate, Adam Murphy, and Clive Robson join the action and they continued where the previous forwards had left off, dominating the scrum and causing havoc with the visitors’ line-out.

It wasn’t long before Debil got his fourth try of the day as he was afforded too much space up the right wing. With Chris Nicholls in support all the way, a try was inevitable as the covering defence couldn’t match the pace of the P&S pair.

Further changes saw James Bradshaw return from a rib injury and Nicholls moved from the wing to scrum half for the final 20 minutes. Nicholls recycled to Millar who scored under the posts to complete a 46-5 victory. Reid was man of the match.

P&S have no fixture this weekend. They are away to Houghton on October 19.