As the Royalist Dragoons of Colonel Thomas Howard who now lies dead or dying on the bridge push across and fan out, the battle is now carried to the south side of the River Tees into the hamlet of Cliffe with its coaching Inn. Captain Hotham managed to get his light cannon to safety before they could be overrun by the Royalist dragoons. Parliamentarian Cavalry, 3 troops strong under the Captain's Wray, Hotham and Hatcher cover the withdrawal of the Parliamentarian supply and support wagons which start to head south up the hill on the old Roman Road of Dere Street.
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