Gosforth 13 - Durham City 24: DURHAM City rugby 1st XV continued their climb up the Northumberland and Durham Division One league table by defeating Gosforth on Saturday.

This win moved them from tenth to seventh.

An attacking run by Attwood put Potts in for a try converted by Bland.

When City stole possession, Gosforth were caught offside, allowing Bland to add three points with a penalty goal. Gosforth got their first points with a penalty before City's captain Price made an impressive break to run in a converted try under the posts.

A City penalty kick went wide and then good defending by City prevented Gosforth from scoring further points.

City replaced Nichols with Hay for the second-half. During a period in which both sides strived to gain the upper hand Gosforth set up driving play leading to an unconverted try in the corner.

City replaced second row Mitchell with Keaney and scrum half Young with Mezger. It was Mezger who linked with Higuchi and kept up support to take the pass. Gosforth were penalised but Bland's goal kick went wide for a Gosforth 22 drop out.

Price broke from a City scrum on Gosforth's 22 and Bland showed he still has class by selling Gosforth a dummy and running through the huge gap which opened up for a converted try.

Gosforth continued to attack and won a five-metre scrum from which they scored an unconverted try.

On Saturday, City play in the third round of the Powergen Intermediate Cup at Wigton. Wednesday, November 13: Durham University v Birmingham University at Hollow Drift, ko 2.15pm. Saturday, November 16: League, City play at Billingham away, ko 2.15pm. Wednesday, November 20: Veterans' XV v Clems at Hollow Drift, ko 7.30pm.

Durham University continued their unbeaten record when they defeated Northumbria University 16-14 at Hollow Drift. Both sides scored with penalty goals, Durham one to Northumbria's two. The Durham went over for a try.

Then Ollie Phillips linked with Burrell for an unconverted try. After the interval Northumbria got an unconverted pushover try, and kicked a penalty. A further penalty goal by Durham gave them a 16-14 win.

Durham City 3rd XV 62 Chester-le-Street 2nd XV 6: Durham made hard work of their win at Hollow Drift. The game was not pretty and the score flattered a below par City.

Depsite under-performing, City scored 10 tries, with a hat-trick by winger Young, braces from McGoay and Kirkup. Openshaw, Warbrick and Martin also crossed. Marjoribanks added six out ten conversions