Gateshead Thunder 24-16 London Skolars
Thunder hold off Skolars
Matty Beharrell scored two tries to help Gateshead Thunder to a 24-16 Kingstone Press Championship 1 win over London Skolars at Gateshead International Stadium.
The hosts were quick out of blocks as tries from Sam Bowering and Beharrell saw them into an 8-0 lead just 10 minutes into the game.
The Skolars got back into it as Sam Druce added the goal to Mike McMeeken's try on the stroke of half time.
But Thunder responded after the break and tries from Jason Payne and Beharrell with a Jamie Rooney goal saw them take an 18-6 lead.
Judd Greenhalgh hit back for London but Ricky Hough's try, converted by Rooney extended the hosts' lead before Mufaro Mvududu went over for a late try for the visitors and Druce added the goal.