Gateshead Thunder 40-14 Oldham RLFC
Thunder ease past Oldham
Jordan Meads scored a pair of tries as Gateshead Thunder ended Oldham's Kingstone Press Championship 1 title hopes with a 40-14 victory at Gateshead International Stadium.
The hosts made a strong start through tries from Meads, Tom Capper and Lee Mapals, as two goals from Matty Beharrell saw them go 16-0 up after just 19 minutes.
Rhys Clarke further extended their advantage with another try before the break and Jason Payne went over six minutes into the second period as Gateshead maintained their dominance.
Oldham rallied and two tries from Jon Ford and another score from Nathan Mason, with a Steve Roper goal got them back into the game.
But Gateshead responded and tries from Chris Heil, Meads and Lee Fewlass, with Beharrell adding another two goals, wrapped things up.