Bizarre twist as Boston Rugby Club earn a 0-0 victory over Cresswell Crusaders

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BOSTON Rugby Club earned a bizarre victory over Cresswell Crusaders on Saturday.

With the visitors arriving at the Boardsides without a full compliment in the front row they were therefore unable to field a competitive team.

This meant that, with uncontested scrums, Boston were in the unusual position of having secured the maximum five league points even before kick off... The official result being a 0-0 win for Boston.

As a result, the afternoon fixture took on a surreal encounter, as both teams struggled to make it a meaningful game of rugby.

Boston’s overall performance was erratic, with long periods of loose play mixed in with some flowing fluent rugby.

For Boston’s statisticians, the unofficial score line was 83–0, with the game being stopped with 20 minutes remaining.

Thirteen tries were scored, eleven in the backs via, full back Travis Cross (four), fly half Tom Brooks (three), wingers Ady Hart (two), and Perry Cumber (two).

In the forwards, hooker Billy Wilson and back row Jack Stokes registered one try apiece and fly half Tom Brooks added nine conversions.

The First XV are without a game this week, while the Development Team entertain Sleaford Thirds (KO 3pm).

The following week, Boston play in the semi-final of the NLD Vase Cup Competition, at home against Nottinghamians (KO 2.30pm).

BOSTON: Kemp, Wilson, Deamer, Eldin, Enderby, Stokes, Van Haren, Pedley, Barratt, Cumber, J. Brooks, T. Brooks, Charlton, Chapman, Cross; Replacements: Betts, Loveley, Hart, Sergeant.

l BOSTON’S mini and junior sections were in action at Cleethorpes.

In horrendous conditions, the under nines produced some of their best rugby of this year.

Game one saw them win 5-1, with tries from Loveley (three) and Craven (two). A 9-2 followed in game two, Loveley (four), Welberry (three) and Craven (two) touching down.

BOSTON: Welberry, Loveley, Caudwell, Craven, Fitzpatrick, Klinga.

THE under eights began with am 8-4 success with Simpson, Cuthberson (four), Vickers, Turner and Willis scoring.

The second match, saw Boston get caught napping several times early on before missing out 8-4.

Willis (three) and O’Callghan scored.

BOSTON: Simpson, Cuthberson, Vickers, Nicholson, Willis, Roberts, Turner, O’Callaghan, Henson and Young.

BOSTON under sevens played brilliantly in both of their games, winning 7-5, with tries from Daft (five), Douglass and Rooney scoring, in game one. Boston won 8-6 in game two, Daft (four), Douglass, Rooney, Ward and Deane scoring.

BOSTON: Daft, Ward, Douglass, Rooney and Deane.