Seaham RUFC were dealt a third defeat in a row as second place Sedgefield cruised to a 61-0 victory on Saturday with Mike Bowman grabbing a hat-trick of trys.
The Harbour, clad in their brand new home kit, struggled to cope with the visitors excellent attacking play and clinical kicking, with Owen Robinson and Chris Watson converting eight out of nine trys.
Seaham were taken aback by the visitors early attack and found themselves 12-0 behind inside five minutes as Mike Bowman scored two trys with Robinson converting the first.
Kicking duty was then handed over to Watson who converted after Bowman raced through to grab his hat-trick with 20 minutes played. Andy Fife and David Burkin then extended the lead, with Watson converting both, to 33-0 at Half time.
Seaham started well after the break but found themselves further behind as Burkin grabbed his second try and Robinson returned to kicking duties to convert inside 10 minutes of the second half. Robinson then converted a try of his own with 65 minutes on the clock.
Sedgefield found themselves a man down with 20 minutes to go after a scuffle between the two sides led to Kyle Sutcliffe seeing red for throwing a punch with the score at 47-0.
The home side were unable to take advantage of the sending off as Oliver Lines managed to take advantage of a mistake in the Seaham defence to score late on, with Robinson again successfully converting.
In the last minute Burkin then joined Bowman in grabbing a hat-trick before Robinson converted with the last kick of the game to make the final score 61-0.