BOSTONRFC Development 47 Gainsborough Seconds 7: Cowern leads the way

Jaron Cowern. Photo: David Dales.
Jaron Cowern. Photo: David Dales.

Boston Rugby Club’s Development XV secured a 47-5 victory against Gainsborough Seconds on Saturday.

From the kick off Boston asserted their authority with strong running and quick hands, which was to prove too much for the visitors.

Despite camping out in their opponents’ half, Boston could not get over the whitewash until scrum half Callum McNulty picked up the ball from the back of the ruck, beat his opposite number and popped a pass to Jaron Cowern, who outpaced the covering defenders to score the first of his four tries.

Boston pinned Gainsborough back in their own half and it was only a matter of time before the backs ripped the defence apart.

After a 25 metre surging run by new centre Lee Davies, a fast ball went through the hands of Nigel Lane and Tom Howlett, allowing winger Callum Lawson to score under the posts.

Boston’s back line were now starting to enjoy themselves.

Good work from Boston’s centre partnership found full back Michael Baldwin, who collected the ball at pace, wrong footed the covering defenders and scored under the posts.

As the first half drew to a close Gainsborough were camped out on Boston’s five metre line, but as they spilled the ball Cowern ran the length of the pitch to score, bringing the half-time score to 26-0.

The second half started with Gainsborough scoring a try, but normality was soon resumed.

After winning a line out on their own 20 metre line, Boston put the ball through the hands, releasing Cowern to outpace both the wing and full back to score from 75 metres out.

A period of missed opportunities and penalties from both sides followed before Boston scrum half McNulty found Steve Kippax, who took a great line-popping a pass to the speedster Cowern to go on one of his trademark sprints to score under the posts.

The last try of the game came in the final minute and involved all of Boston’s backs.

Showing great handling and speed, Callum Lawson scored his second of the day.

The conversion was made by Callum McNulty, who ended the day with 10 points from the boot.

BOSTON: Sampson, Abrams, Cock, Donnelly, Lane, Howlett, McNulty, G. Baldwin, M. Baldwin, Davies, Kippax, Cook, Roberts, Borley, Salisbury, Johnson, Cowern, Brogan, Lawson.

Boston’s First XV were without a game this weekend.

However, Willem Jonker’s side return to action on Saturday, when they travel to face Grimsby.

Boston Firsts currently sit in sixth spot in the Midlands 3 East (North).

Grimsby occupy eight place but trail the Blue and Whites by 19 points.

Kick off is at 2.15pm.