Rugby club battles to eighth straight win

Alex Kemp

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A hard-fought and physical battle with Cleethorpes saw Boston make it eight straight wins to move up a place in the league table with a 38-3 win.

From kick off, Boston were looking to move the ball around the pitch and avoid the heavy traffic of the Cleethorpes pack.

Boston had good possession and winger Michael Baldwin opened their account. The conversion by Tom Brooks put Boston 7-0.

On 38 minutes, prop Alex Kemp, scored in the corner to provide a safety cushion to extend Boston’s lead to 12 – 0.

In the last two minutes, full-back Zepth Chapman retired and the resulting reshuffle saw Marc Miles come back off the bench, go to full back and within a minute be sin binned for tackling a player in the air.

With only 14 men, Boston were under pressure and Cleethorpes earned a penalty to score their first points and enter half time 12 – 3.

With Boston struggling in the set piece, they had a positive start to the second half when Tom Brooks set off on a surging run outside his twenty two allowing winger Michael Baldwin to outpace the home defence and increase the score 17- 3.

After 57 minutes hooker Billy Wilson crossed the whitewash to enable Boston to move into a more comfortable lead 24- 3 and this was followed by a fifth try by Brooks converted to a 31-3 score.

Cleethorpes mounted a sustained period of pressure, however resolute defence repelled their attacks and, when from their try line they moved the ball blind, quick hands saw Tom Brooks score under the posts to seal an impressive away win.