WASHINGTON RFC will be looking to regain momentum for their upcoming season after suffering big defeat at Houghton.
But coaches say it was an encouraging start last month as the summers cobwebs soon blown off as Houghton managed some quick scores in the first 20 minutes.
Washington then regrouped to put together a much more solid defence and building phases of play.
After the break and in blustery conditions, the continued to build pressure with Houghton only occasionally managing up breach the defence with good hands and pace out wide.
Some sustained work in the 22 eventually led to Andy Young going over for Washy, but he was just inches away as the conversion narrowly missed. Houghton finished the game strongly adding another try to their tally to bring their match total to 59-5.
Washy take the great first effort in to the coming weeks, building at training with O2 Touch in Thursday.
The club is still on the hunt for recruits and bosses say rookie members are welcome.
A rep said: “Washington RFC are always on the look out for new players of any age or standard.
“For now, we play at The Northumbria Centre on Stephenson Road most Saturdays and train every Thursday 7-9pm.
“We are also now an O2 Touch Centre, offering touch rugby as an introduction to rugby, return to rugby, chance to socialise, or just have fun.”
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