THE Gateshead promotion bid rolls on thanks to their pack. Alnwick tackled heroically, but in the first half could not cope with Gateshead’s forwards.
They were 12 points down after 10 minutes after tries by second rower Carr and wing forward Broadbent.
Then, just before half-time, the other second rower Aslet went over, with full-back Cartner converting two.
Alnwick got to grips with the forwards in the second half and confined them to one try, again scored by forward Pluskal and again converted by Cartner.
It was enough for Gateshead to claim the bonus point.