Spencer in devastating form as Buccs claim win

Jonathan Spencer.
Jonathan Spencer.

Midlands Premier

Derby City 12

Boston Buccaneers 66

The Boston Buccaneers continued their winning streak by beating Derby City 66-12.

Coach Mark Bean welcomed back wing Chris Cook and handed debuts to Ross Noble, Matthew Dean and youngster Ryan Cuthbertson.

Returning captain Jim Dearing led his team to a superb 13-try rout of Derby City.

The Buccaneers scored after only two minutes through John Stanfield, who scooted over the line after some strong running from Dean.

Derby struggled to contain the Buccaneers’ back line and barely two minutes later centre Jonathan Spencer powered his way to a great individual try, leaving Derby defenders in his wake.

In the next 10 minutes Spencer scored two more tries, slicing his way through the Derby defence.

With the score at 22-0 after 20 mins the Buccaneers were in complete control of the game.

The forwards, led by Jim Dearing and Marc Miles, did the hard work in the middle of the park, backed up by Mike Knock and Steve Kippax.

Hooker John Stanfield added two more tries thanks to some inventive play calling and quick feet to bring his personal tally to three tries.

The Buccaneers back line were now running with passion and purpose with snake hips centre Jamie Jenkins eating the yards offloading to fullback Chris Wells to finish a superb move.

On the stroke of half time a kick from the Buccaneers scrum half Tom Andrews was fumbled by the Derby fullback, gifting a try to the chasing Tom Andrews.

After the interval the Buccaneers started where they left off with Second row Dean running a great line and managing to carry defenders over the line with him.

Spencer scored his fourth of the day next after Liam Croker jinked his way past defenders to set up the score.

Just as it looked as though it was all going the Buccaneers way they had a man sent to the sin bin.

A lack of concentration cost Boston two tries in a 10-minute period to make the score 54-12.

Back up to full strength the Buccaneers regrouped and were soon on the scoreboard when Jenkins cut through to score.

The day, however, belonged to man of the match Spencer who scored his final try, bringing his personal tally to five on the day.

The Buccaneers entertain Nottingham Outlaws on Saturday (KO 2.30pm) at Boston Rugby Club.

BUCCS: Miles, Knock, Mackie, Wells, Piggins, T. Andrews, Baldwin, Kippax, Jenkins, Spencer, Beever, Cook, Dean, Cuthbertson, Noble, Dearing, Stanfield, Croker.