Buccaneers are heavily defeated

The Buccaneers break down a Coventry charge.
The Buccaneers break down a Coventry charge.

The Boston Buccaneers were beaten comprehensively by undefeated Midlands Premier leaders Coventry Dragons.

The Drgons left the Boardsides with a 76-4 victory.

For the second week running the Buccaneers’ coaching staff had to cope with last-minute player unavailabilities and a mounting injury crisis.

Debuts were handed to Kevin Relf, Jack Stokes and Conor Holmes.

With new players thrown in at the deep end and others playing out of position it was no surprise that the Dragons scored off their first possession - and this set the scene for the match.

With a-never-say-die attitude, there were some Buccaneers highlights in an otherwise one-sided affair.

Full back John Stanfield scored a great try in the corner after good Buccaneer hands switched the play across the field.

Probably the best move of the game for Boston came on the fifth tackle when Daniel Mackie put a deft kick high into the corner for Tom Andrews to catch and touch down.

However, he was adjudged to have knocked the ball on.

Injuries then stated to take their toll with the Buccaneers playing the last 15 minutes with 12 players.

The Dragon seized the opportunity and added to their impressive scoreline.

The man of the match award was won by veteran Jim Dearing for his tireless work in defence.

BOSTON: Dearing, Davies, Stanfield, Scupham, Holmes, Relf, Andrews, Bray, Stanfield snr, Baldwin, Sayle, Stokes, Johnson, Cowern, Evison.