TWO late tries earned New Brighton their first National Three North League bonus point of the season.
Second-placed Blaydon were clearly superior and completed the expected double as the Blues suffered their 19th league reverse.
But there was much to applaud over the Brighton effort and tenacity which brought its reward in the end.
Blaydon took just one minute to go ahead. The visitors lost their own scrummage and Sua Segi touched down. It was 12-0 by the sixth minute with Dave Clappison adding the goal to another forward try credited to Paul Bradley.
It looked ominous for the Blues but they rallied to secure a try via Joel Parker goaled by Stephen Dean and held the score to 12-7 until the half-hour mark when Paul Brady was driven over from a tap penalty for the Newcastle outfit with Clappison adding the extras.
Back came the Blues with a solo effort by the influential Dean who intercepted and sped 75 metres to score with the conversion cutting the Blaydon lead to just five points.
The Brighton defence was breached several times but dug deep in the final quarter. Kati Tuipulotu charged over on 75 minutes and Dean ran in a bonus claiming try.