Last Sunday saw the Lightning travel the short journey to Monkton Stadium in Jarrow, South Tyneside as Gateshead Senators played host for a pre-season scrimmage to help both teams begin preparations for their upcoming National League campaigns.
In what was a cold, wet and windy Sunday afternoon, the effort from both sets of teams was exceptional, with both teams showing their strengths during the opening exchanges and the game played in good spirits.
Both Gateshead and Northumberland used the opportunity to allow new and returning members the opportunity of game time and the afternoon was a success all round.
The club would like to thank Gateshead for their hospitality and we wish them the best of luck for the forthcoming season.
As for the Lightning, we will be back in training this Sunday at 9am, Ashington Rugby Club to prepare for our next pre-season game on the 15th March, away to Humber Warhawks.
For more information on upcoming fixtures, please click here.