Yesterday, Sunday 19th October, Northumberland Lightning travelled the short distance to Newcastle to face University team Northumbria Mustangs in the clubs first ever Associate Game.
The Mustangs ultimately won at their home ground 46-0 in a competitive (and very windy!) game, completing their weeks training camp with a strong performance, utilizing their very large squad well and showing us a well drilled and motivated display.
Regardless of the result however, it was a great learning experience for the Lightning, who continue to improve and grow with each appearance as a team. There were some great individual performances on both sides, including players cutting their teeth and playing their first ever game.
A big thank you to all of the supporters who came down to cheer us on- your support was appreciated! Thank you.
Upcoming next is two further associate games set for November, stay tuned for more information.
See below for some of the photos taken throughout the match.