Promoted! But Boston Rugby Club are putting the champagne on ice

Willem Jonker.
Willem Jonker.

Boston Rugby Club have won promotion to the Midlands 3 East (North)... but coach Willem Jonker is refusing to crack open the champagne.

The Blue and Whites won 33-15 at Long Eaton in a hastily-re-aranged fixture on Saturday.

Victory meant they sit 10 points clear of Worksop at the top of the Midlands 4 East (North), with two matches left to play, securing one of the two promotion slots.

But Jonker, who has now secured back-to-back promotions in his first two seasons at the Boardsides, won’t be celebrating just yet.

He wants his side to finish the campaign with their unbeaten record in tact, as well as going up as champions.

“We’ll save the champagne until the last game of the season,” he told The Standard.

“We want to do what people thought was impossible, and concentrate on finishing the season unbeaten.

“That would be an amazing achievement for the boys.”

Despite ordering his charges to maintain focus, Jonker did praise his predomenantly young team, and the old heads, for yet another superb campaign.

He added: “I’m over the moon.

“The lads have stepped up this year, they have really blossomed.

“They’ve gone from boys to men.”

Boston host Worksop on April 13 and Keyworth a week later, knowing just one draw will ensure the title.