PONTELAND ran out 69-10 winners against Blyth in Northern Division Two.

The league leaders never looked back after a super-fast start, and cruised to a memorable home victory in style.

Despite windy conditions, a quick break within the first minute saw Ponteland work their way up the field before winger Josh Beswick received the final pass and dived over the line.

Just three minutes later Blyth’s number seven was sin-binned for a period of 10 minutes, after a trip on a Ponteland player.

Capitalising on the advantage, the hosts ran in an impressive four tries. Fly half Ryan Gerrard found himself in behind the ruck and, with a big dummy pass, the gap opened for him to run through and score.

Beswick worked hard to further his tally as he crossed the line another two times to complete his hat-trick, and now sits as the club’s top try scorer, with 13 in as many games.

Scrum half Luke Bailey then went on a darting run which saw him cut through the Blyth defence and go over the whitewash.

Then a well-worked set piece play saw winger Connor White be played into space out on the left flank. He brushed off two defenders and found his way over the line.

Just five minutes later, Sean Bettison used his fast feet to break into space before racing through to score under the posts.

In one of the final plays of the half, the hosts flashed the ball wide to outside centre Will Herford, who muscled his way over to score.

The second half started with a more competitive edge as a Blyth line-out maul managed to work its way over the line from five metres out.

Shortly afterwards, Bettison worked through Blyth’s defence, and using his speed again, he raced around the Blyth full back to score twice, completing his hat-trick, and was named man of the match. In the closing stages, Gerrard scored his second of the match.

It was not until the final play of the day before Blyth scored their second try, through fast hands and an overlap, and with that the visiting side made it into double figures.