Boston Rugby Club 109 Chesterfield Panthers 8: Blue and Whites romp to biggest win of the season

Nigel Lane.
Nigel Lane.

It was a day of records at the Boardsides on Saturday.

Boston Rugby Club secured their highest points total of the campaign, extended their winning run to seven straight wins and scored 17 tries in the process as they demolished Chesterfield Panthers 109-8.

Fly half Tom Brooks amassed a personal tally of 44 points - four tries and 12 conversions, his best of the campaign.

Zeph Chapman and Jack Stokes each secured a hat-trick of tries.

Added to this were a double brace of tries by Lee Van Haren and Wayne Barratt.

Not a bad day all round then, considering Boston were bouncing back froim the previous week’s Midland Junior Cup defeat.

The win keeps Boston in sixth place in the Midlands 4 table, with a goal difference of 244 - which could be equivalet to an additional point come the end of the campaign.

In perfect playing condition,s it would only take the home side five minutes to open their account, Van Haren crossing the line.

Thirteen minutes later they had already secured a vital bonus point, through two tries from Brooks and one by Stokes, to take the score to 26-0.

The Blue and Whites maintained their scoring momentum, adding a further five tries before the end of the first half.

The first came from a text book lineout move, straight from the training pitch, which saw Van Haren score.

The second was a result of a well-worked driving maul by the pack, which ended with Marc Miles diving over.

When Zeph Chapman, Stokes and Barrratt crossed the whitewash, the team entered the interval with the score board registering 57-3.

To Chesterfield’s credit, the visitors started the second half strongest, scoring a deserved try.

But normal service would soon return, as winger Baldwin kickstarted the scoring spree.

A further seven tries were recorded, by Brooks (two), Chapman (two), Stokes, Barratt and Ross Noble in the forwards.

Next week, Boston travel to Cleethorpes (KO 2.15pm) where they will be looking to maintain their winning run and ascent up the league table.

Boston: Lane, Miles, Phoenix, Van Haren, Linnell, Noble, Barnett, Stokes, Jonker, Za Chapman, T. Brooks, J. Brooks, Baldwin, Cumber, Ze Chapman; Replacements: Lloyd, Deamer, Smith.

Bopston under 15s secured a 31-10 victory over Cleethorpes on Sunday.

Ross Chambers, Oliver Balsom and Matt Bray scored three of Boston’s tries.

The fourth came from a loaned Clethorpes player - as Boston could only field 14 players.

The further 11 points came from the boot of Bray, four conversions and a penalty.

Boston’s man of the match was Ben Clawson and Jack Power claimed the players’ player accolade.