21st August 2018, 10:30 | Community

#supersaturday round-up

#supersaturday round-up

This weekend saw the return of Super Saturday – 16 teams, 8 finals, 4 venues.

North East Finals Day

Super Saturday kicked off in the North East, with a superb Durham derby. Durham Tigers faced Durham Demons in the Plate Final.

At half time, the score was all square, 22 – 22. However, the second half was dominated by a strong Durham Demons side, with the score at full time ending at 28 – 72.

The Championship Cup Final between Wallsend Eagles and Jarrow Vikings kicked off at 3pm. It was a tense and close battle between the two sides, with the half time score seeing Jarrow Vikings in the lead 18 – 14.

After the interval, the Vikings opened their lead, taking the score line to 22 – 16, before a last-minute comeback for the Eagles was on. With 10 minutes to go, the Eagles managed to level the score at 26 all, before a late conversion by Man of the Match, Simon Ayre, saw the Eagles crowned 2018 Champions, winning 28 – 26.

East Finals Day

North Herts Knights were facing Bedford Tigers A in the opening match of East Finals Day.

Tigers took an early lead over the Knights 12-10, after 20 minutes. However, a brief comeback from the Knights before half time, saw the Knights leading, 16 – 12, at the break.

Following the interval, the Knights extended their lead to 32 – 16, with 60 minutes gone. However, the Tigers launched a last-minute comeback, which proved not to be enough with the final score ending at 32 – 22 to the Knights, crowning them the 2018 Champions.

The Cup final was almost a repeat of the Plate final, with North Herts Crusaders facing Bedford Tigers, for the title.

The Crusaders took an early 6 – 0 lead with 20 minutes gone, which was only extended before the interval, with a half time score of 12 – 6 to the Crusaders.

After the interval, there were tries for both the Crusaders and Tigers, taking the score to 18 – 12 with 60 minutes to go. The final 20 minutes were heavily dominated by the Crusaders, with the final score finishing at 36 – 12.

London Finals Day

South London Silverbacks and Brixton Bulls opened London Finals Days, in the Championship Grand Final.

The Silverbacks took an early lead, 6 – 4 over the Bulls, with 20 minutes gone. However, the Bulls launched a strong comeback before the interval, putting them in the lead at half time, with a score of 20 -12 over the Silverbacks.

The first 20 minutes after the interval were close, with neither team managing to score. The bulls managed to secure their win in the final part of the game, scoring on multiple occasions to make a final score of 34 – 24 to the Bulls.

London Chargers faced the Hammersmith Hills Hoists in the Grand Final.

20 minutes into the game, it was all square with one try a piece. The Chargers took the lead into half time, scoring once more to make it 8 – 4 at the break.

After the interval, saw Hammersmith ahead for the first time in the game, taking the score to 10 – 8. Hammersmith then extended their lead across the last 20 minutes of the game to make the score at full time 20 – 8 to Hammersmith.

Midlands Finals Day

Birmingham Bulldogs faced New Ravens in the Plate Final.

The Bulldogs dominated the game from early on, posting a score of 28 – 0 after 25 minutes. The Bulldogs added another 3 tries before half time, to lead 42 – 0 at the break.

Bulldogs maintained their dominance following the interval, with a lead of 58 – 0 after 60 minutes. The Ravens managed to break the defence to score their one and only try of the game, before the Bulldogs extended their lead even further, to finish the game with a final score of 64 – 4.

The Grand Final was a contest between Telford Raiders and Sherwood Wolfhunt.

The Raiders lead two tries to one after 20 minutes. This lead was extended before the break, following another try for the Raiders, making it 14 – 12 to the leaders going into half time.

After the interval, the Raiders extended their lead once more, making it 24 – 12 with 60 minutes gone. At full time, the score was 34 – 24 to the Raiders, following a strong comeback attempt from the Wolfhunt.