Flying start for under 16s


Boston Under 16s played host to Skegness Under 16s on Sunday with the benefit of three subs up against a full pack and four subs.

Boston kicked off to a flying start when Oliver Balsom scored in the first two minutes, putting Skegness under immediate pressure and causing them to give away a penalty to Matt Bray.

Scrum half James Andrews managed to get the ball out wide off the back of a scrum, enabling Callum McNulty to score two successful tries, Bray converting one.

Oliver Balsom took advantage of a quick ball off the back of a five metre scrum scoring his second try of the day. Liam Atkins, a new player to the squad earned a well deserved rest, replaced by Tom Howlett.

Ross Chambers, back in full swing after three weeks off made injury, making light of the Skegness defence, sending the ball out to McNulty on the wing, scoring his hat-trick in the first half.

Skegness were knocked down again when James Andrews snatched the ball at the five metre line to score a try.

At the beginning of the second half Boston put on two fresh players, Harry Dean-Allen and John Lam, replacing Jake Craft and Daniel Campbell.

Skegness replenished their team too, and they made the second half very difficult for Boston, keeping the game in Boston’s half and making it tough to score.

A high tackle from a Skegness player gave away a penalty, Bray again struggling to score in the wind.

In the last 10 minutes, Boston desperate to score in the second half led James Andrews to score a try off the back of a five metre scrum. Harry Woods also ran wide with the ball scoring a try in the corner, Matt Bray converting both successfully. The game ended 49-0 to Boston.

At the recent Notts Lincs and Derbyshire under 18s trials several boys currently playing for the BRFC Under 16s took part. The club was told that Oliver Balsom was successful in being chosen for the NLD under 18s squad.