Gateshead Thunder 52-55 London Skolars
Skolars edge Gateshead in try-fest
The Filtrona Park crowd was treated to 19 tries as London Skolars fought off a late Gateshead Thunder rally to win 55-52 in their absorbing Kingstone Press Championship 1 encounter.
Alex Hurst led the way for the Skolars, scoring four tries, while Ade Adebisi grabbed a brace and Dave Williams, Louis Robinson, Erjon Dollapi and Joe Price also crossed over. Dylan Skee added seven conversions and Andy McLean chipped in with a drop goal four minutes from time.
Gateshead were also potent in attack, scoring nine tries, as Omari Caro scored twice, while Benn Hardcastle, Danny Nicholas, Josh Neilson, Jason Payne, Sam Latus, Callum Cockburn and Paul Stamp also touched down.
Hardcastle had a flawless performance with the boot - converting eight of Gateshead's tries - but the Skolars held on for only their third league victory of the season to move up to sixth place ahead of South Wales' match with Gloucestershire.