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Hull remain unbeaten after beating Tynedale thanks to Johnson’s double

Two Stephen Johnson tries inspired Hull to their first win of the season after edging past Tynedale 36-29 at Chanterlands Avenue.
The home side got off to the worst possible start when they conceded a penalty close to their five-metre line. Tynedale made the most of the catch and drive, with Guy Pike going over for the points in the fifth minute.
Two scores from Ben Bell, either side of Johnson’s first try for Hull, kept Tynedale in front for most of the first half, but Keane Naylor gave Hull a slender advantage going into the break.
Hull stretched their lead shortly after the restart as a loose Tynedale ball invited Hull pressure. A scrum followed deep into away territory before a penalty try was awarded to make it 24-15 after 44 minutes.
Pike got his second try of the game after clever work from Tynedale’s forwards at a lineout to pull his side to within two points of their opponents.
But two quick Hull tries, first from Johnson, and then from skipper Ali Heard gave the home side a 14-point advantage with less than 20 minutes to play.
Down but not out, Tynedale hit back with a converted Joe Richards try but Hull held firm in the dying stages to retain their unbeaten start to the new campaign.

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