Boston Rugby Club 41 Skegness 12: Brooks’ 22-point haul lifts Blue and Whites off the bottom of Midlands 4

Jake Brooks surges forward for Boston. Photo: David Dales.
Jake Brooks surges forward for Boston. Photo: David Dales.

BOSTON Rugby Club lifted themselves off the foot of the Midlands 5 East (North) with a 47-12 crushing of Skegness.

In their first derby match of the season, the Blue and Whites claimed bragging rights with a seven-try demolition, writes John Fletcher.

Fly half Tom Brooks maintained his rich vein of form with a 22-point haul, with captain Billy Wilson securing a brace of tries.

The win and secured bonus points moved the club from minus to plus points, lifting them from bottom to ninth.

And this was aided by Corsairs and Chesterfield both being docked points this week, for failing to put sides out for fixtures.

With only four minutes gone, Brooks put in a deft kick, which he chased to touch down.

He then converted his own try.

Boston added seven more points when a quickly-taken tap penalty went through a number of controlled phases before Wilson drove over from five yards out.

Brooks again converted.

Skegness pulled seven points back before a penalty try and conversion from Brooks made it 21-7.

With both sides playing with intensity and commitment, Skegness scored their second try.

But the score was 28-12 by the break, with another try and conversion from Brooks, following his strong run.

Boston had a dream start to the second half when Willem Jonker’s tap penalty was worked to the blind side, allowing Zeph Chapman to score.

A try-line charge down by Billy Wilson, converted by Brooks, added to the score before the Blue and Whites grabbed their final try.

Michael Baldwin caught Liam Smith’s pass to score under the posts, with Brooks kicking the final two points to make it 47-12.

BOSTON: Sampson, Kemp, Deamer, Stokes, Enderby, Wilson, Noble, Harris, Jonker, T. Brooks, J. Brooks, Smith, Baldwin, Zac Chapman, Cross; Replacements: Doig, Zeph Chapman, Loveley, Phoenix.