Poor first half costs Boston Rugby Club

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Boston paid the price for a poor first half against Sleaford on Saturday.

Having won their Midlands 3 East (North) opener at Nottingham Moderns a week earlier, they suffered a 46-5 reverse.

The first 40 minutes is a half Boston will want to forget as Sleaford raced into a 36-5 lead at half time and effectively sealed victory.

Despite a bright opening five minutes, the blue and whites failed to capitalise.

Missed tackles and poor defending allowed Sleaford to record a number of soft tries, including an interception try.

The rare highlight of the opening half was a well-worked try through winger Mark Hodgson.

At half-time coach Willem Jonker made a couple of tactical switches, moving Jake Brooks back into the centre, with Will Scupham going into the back row.

To Boston’s credit the second half saw a greatly-improved performance conceding only two tries and coming close to scoring on a number of occasions – noteably through back row Dave Cotton Betteridge and winger John Stansfield.

Tomorrow (Saturday) Boston travel to play Amber Valley away in the league.

The development side play Gainsborough at home, kick off at 3pm.

New team Boston Rugby Club Colts are on the lookout for new players.

All 16-19-year-olds are welcome and training starts on Sunday at PRSA Great Fen Road, Boston, PE21 7PB, from 10.30am-noon.

Midweek training takes place on Tuesday evenings, starting at 7pm.

For an exciting opportunity to play with this new team call or text Jayne on 07901 648530.