HEWORTH suffered a 50-14 defeat at home to Blackbrook in National Conference League division three.

The Villagers, who beat Peterlee in their opening fixture, trailed 22-4 at the break and conceded nine tries in all against superior opposition.

Blackbrook scored at a point a minute for the opening quarter, bagging four tries and three conversions, with Heworth getting on the scoresheet with a try from winger Ben Stoker in the 35th minute following a kick from Adam Caddie.

The visitors added five tries and four goals after the break, while Heworth man of the match Josh Poulter dived over from acting half for a try on 53 minutes, which Caddie converted.

Substitute winger Chris Taylor crossed on 63 minutes after a run by full-back Fraser West.

Hooker Poulter impressed along with Jonny Payne, Jason Harper and under-18s debutant Liam Richmond.