Colts nick narrow derby win

Olli Balsom.
Olli Balsom.

Boston Rugby Club’s Colts earned a 26-24 victory at Sleaford Colts.

After a slow start, Sleaford opened the scoring after gathering the ball from a lineout and driving for the line.

Boston started to find some rhythm in response and as their possession increased gaps started to appear in the Sleaford midfield.

From a tapped penalty it was Ayo Adenaike who went over close to the posts with Matt Bray converting.

Sleaford then struck back to lead 14-7 at the interval.

From the re-start Boston’s expansive handling game soon had Sleaford on the back foot.

Bray got a touch down in the corner before James Andrews scored, following a stolen lineout and a sweeping passing move.

Sleaford then regrouped and forced their way over the Boston line to level at 19-19.

Olli Balsom then sprinted clear to regain Boston’s lead before Sleaford scored the last try of the match.

However, the missed conversion saw the Blue and Whites claim victory.

BOSTON: Ayo Adenaike, J. Andrews, T. Andrews, Baldwin, Balsom, Bentley, Borley, Bradley, Bray, Chambers, Clawson, Gillick, Green, Howlett, Laidlaw, Lam, Lawson, Mawer, Power, Preston, Roberts, Sharp, Woods.