Fylde claim valuable bonus point win

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Full time: Fylde RFC 26 Blaydon 17

Fylde fought back admirably from 14-0 down to register an important victory, which eased any lingering fears of relegation fears from National League One.

The home side had to survive an early onslaught by a determined Blaydon side, who gave their rivals plenty of trouble up front and were well on top for the first half hour.

But Fylde came back doggedly to claim a bonus point victory, their third such win in a row.

Blaydon drew first blood with a seventh minute try by Jason Smithson, goaled by Brett Connon.

The visitors doubled their lead with a try by Daniel Marshall, again converted by Connon.

After being under the cosh for long periods, Fylde needed some respite and it arrived on 39 minutes when Connor Wilkinson dashed in for a try, converted by Greg Smith.

There was a further boost for Fylde in the fourth minute of stoppage when, after a rolling maul, Greg Nicholls burrowed over for a much-needed try.

Smith missed a difficult conversion

On 56 minutes a penalty by Connon made it 17-12 to Blaydon.

Three minutes later Scott Armstrong finished off a superb three-man move to level the scores - Smith's conversion gave Fylde the lead for the first time in the contest at 19-17.

Armstrong claimed his second as Fylde went 26-17 in front after Smith's successful conversion.