Boston RFC don’t get out our second gear as they motor past Rolls Royce

Midland 5 East (North)

BOSTON Rugby Club’s First XV opened up a six-point lead at the top of the Midlands 5 East (North) table – after a 62-5 victory at Rolls Royce.

The Derby-based hosts sit bottom of the table, and the Blue and Whites showed why there is such a gulf between the two sides.

Despite scoring 10 tries, it is a measure of the side that they remained disappointed they did not score more points, against a team who have only recorded one victory so far this season.

Rolls Royce caught Boston napping on 14 minutes to take a 5-0 lead.

But from then on, it was all Boston.

Michael Baldwin scored try number one before full back Travis Cross, ran from within his own 10 metre line to touch down.

His try was converted by Darryn Barratt.

Just a minute later number eight Jason Pedley scored, Barratt converting again.

Not to be out done, Barratt scored his own try before Liam Smith got in on the act, making the half time score 31-5.

After the break, Boston doubled their tally.

The second half started with Boston pressurising right from the outset.

Steve Bourne picked up a loose ball and popped it off to hooker Billy Wilson who charged over for his first of two tries after just four minutes.

Cross sprinted out from deep to score with an outstretched arm for his brace.

The game then yo-yoed through the middle of the field, Royce absorbing pressure for the next 16 minutes.

Boston were starting to get the upper before Pedley picked up the ball from the back of the scrum 15 yards out and powered his way over for his second try, converted by Barratt.

Ross Noble dived over for a try on 34 before Barratt again converted.

With just two minutes of the game left a very tired opposition were unable to stop a rampaging Wilson who enjoyed joining in with backs to dive over bring the game to a close.

BOSTON: Kemp, Wilson, Deamer, Enderby, Eldin, Noble, Stokes, Pedley, Miles, Barratt, Baldwin, Bourne, Hart, Smith, Cross; Replacements: Lane, Sergeant, Allen.

Star player: Jason Pedley. Put in a workman like performance.

Boston return to league action on January 14, when they entertain Castle Donnington at home.