Unbeaten run brought to a disappointing end

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Boston Rugby Club saw their six-match unbeaten run come to a crashing end at Grimsby on Saturday.

They lost 34-5 to suffer their first defeat since November.

The game started well for the visitors when Jack Stokes broke clear to score in the opening minutes, but after that it was one-way traffic as Grimsby romped to a convincing win.

Boston failed to exert any pressure and conceded a huge number of penalties in contrast to a well-drilled and slick home side who dominated.

After going behind so early on, Grimsby hity back after six minutes when a converted try put them ahead.

After 12 minutes they doubled their advantage with another try and Boston’s misery continued when skipper Craig Dowse was yellow-carded before more scores from the home side resulted in a half-time score of 22-5.

The same pattern continued after the interval and Grimsby wrapped up the game with more scores rounded off with a picture try in the closing minutes with the ball passed from one side of the field to the other.

Boston once again had to shuffle the line-up due to players being unavailable.

Boston: J. Deamer, C. Dowse, S. Johnson, M. Deane, L. Eldin, W. Scupham, R. Wandrag, J. Stokes, W. Yonker, D. Halliday, J. Cowern, J. Stanfield, T. Andrews, M. Balding, Z. Chapman. Replacements: C. Cook, P. Beard.