The Boston Buccaneers will begin their Midlands Division One Rugby League season on Saturday with the long away trip to play the Birmingham Bulldogs.
This will follow Wednesday’s pre-season draw against the RAF Coningsby Panthers.
With many veteran players unavailable, coach Jim Dearing gave debuts to eight new Buccaneers.
In a hard-fought game, the young Buccs came from behind to record a respectable 24-24 draw.
Getting on the scoresheet were fullback Chris Cook, centre Jaron Cowern, and forwards Will Scupham and Ryan Cuthbertson.
Stand off Matt Bray (pictured) kicked all four conversions.
Buccaneers: Cook, Baldwin, Cowern, Stevens, Balderston, Bray, Stanfield, Fox, Croker, Fowler, Kippax, Cuthbertson, Lucas, Bell, Gray, Scupham, Felicio.