Boston Rugby Club back to action with drubbing of Bourne

Shaun Hughes.
Shaun Hughes.
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BOSTON RFC blew away the festive cobwebs with a 63-12 victory over Bourne.

The Blue and Whites thought this friendly clash would be the best way to get back in their stride ahead of Saturday’s return to league action against Castle Donington.

The first half proved to be a typical post Christmas encounter, with Boston lacking cohesion, continuity and correct decision making.

However, after 20 minutes Sean Hughes, playing his first game after a long injury lay off, drove over the line.

The converted try by Tom Brooks saw Boston leading 7-0 before the visitors touched down.

In a rare flowing backs move after 30 minutes, good handling saw fly half Darren Barratt deliver a try-scoring pass to winger Liam Smith, who scored in the corner

Barratt’s solo run just before the break saw Boston extend their lead, which was converted.

At the interval, Boston regrouped.

The second half saw Boston start to look like their old selves, registering a further eight tries, while Bourne also registered a converted try.

Tom Brooks and Steve Loveley kicked things off, before front row forwards Joe Deamer and Alex Kemp rumbled their way over from five metres.

A perfectly-executed cross field kick by Barratt, to winger Dave Loveley enabled the winger to off load to Steve Loveley to score.

With 10 minutes remaining, two further tries were scored, the first by full back Travis Cross, who ran from the half way line, and Dave Lovely, after a strong run by Henry Betts.

BOSTON: Deamer, Wilson, Kemp, Betts, Noble, Stokes, Hughes, S. Loveley, Miles, Barratt, Smith, T. Brooks, Hart, D. Loveley, Cross; Replacements: Brogan, Smith.