Boston RFC suffer a derby defeat

Boston's Gary sargeant is stopped in his tracks
Boston's Gary sargeant is stopped in his tracks

Midlands 4 East (North)

Boston RFC 14 Skegness 21

ON A bleak day, Boston’s performance mirrored that of the weather - dark and unpredictable - as they lost their derby contest against local rivals Skegness.

From the start of the contest, it was the visitors who started positively and were clearly up for the contest, writes John Fletcher. They scored a well-worked try after five minutes of play to take the lead.

The home side could not get going and were disjointed and surprisingly lacklustre.

It was not long before a converted penalty placed Skegness further ahead, 8–0.

After 25 minutes, Boston’s fly half Tom Brooks scored the first of two well-taken penalties to narrow the gap and see the teams enter the interval trailing by two points.

With the elements and wind changing quickly, Boston’s only highlights would be the first and last score.

The first points of the half came through Tom Brooks, the result of a rare sustained forward drive by the pack.

The Blue and Whites’ only try, was scored in the last play of the match, by second row Nigel Lane, as he bulldozed his way over from five metres out.

BOSTON: Pearson, Hall, Sargeant, Eldin, Worth, Kemp, Sarno, Miles, Barnett, T. Brooks, J. Brooks, Sarno, Ridge, Smith, Coddington. Replacements: Brogan, Doig, Lane.

Next week Boston entertain East Retford at home (KO 2.15 pm). Retford currently lie in the top half of the table, but Boston will be looking for a much-improved performance.