The Boston Buccaneers played their first-ever match when they entertained a team from RAF Waddington on Thursday.
The contest - which the RAF side won 38-20 - was a valuable friendly contest for the newly-formed Rugby League side, who begin their Midlands Merit League season at Derby City on June 14.
Prior to the game, coach Mark Bean named Marc Miles and Johnny Ledger as the club’s captain and vice-captain respectively.
The hosts opened the scoring within four minutes as Deano Dean offloaded to youngster Aaron Evison to touch down in the corner.
But Waddington soon came into their own, leading 22-4 at the interval.
The second half started brightly for Boston and after some strong running by Ed Horwell and John Stanfield, George Baldwin sprinted to score in the corner.
Will Scupham then scored under the posts and Adam Flintham ducked under tackles to score under the post and convert his own try to bring the score to 28-20.
However, Waddington upped their game and made some great break, scoring three quick tries to kill off any hope the home team had in winning.
BOSTON: Flintham, Andrews, Dowse, Miles, Cotton-Betteridge, Howlett, Baldwin, Dean, Evison, Baldwin, Ledger, Stanfield, Scupham, Davies, Hamnett, Atkin, Johnson, Horwell.