Tupton 14 Boston Rugby Club 27: Unbeaten league run continues

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Boston Rugby Club maintained their 100 per cent record in the Midlands 4 East (North) with a crushing 27-14 victory over third-placed Tupton.

The visitors took a fifth-minute lead as Tom Brooks touched down following Travis Cross’ pass.

The Blue and Whites doubled their lead following a TUpton fumble, which saw player-coach Willem Jonker score.

And it was 15-0 before the break as a training-ground move saw Michael Baldwin finish off with a try.

From the restart, Boston’s dominance paid off yet again with the run of the game.

An exciting, jinking run from Zeph Chapman, almost from the half way line, saw him pass three opponents to score under the posts.

Brooks converted to put Boston into a commanding 22-0 lead.

However, the visitors were caught napping, allowing Tupton to grab a converted try from a rolling maul.

If anything, this appeared to galvanize the home side, as they started to pile on the pressure.

However, the Blue and Whites’ defensive line stood strong and it was Boston who scored next.

From a good field position, Boston used their own rolling maul to great effect, Brooks grounding the ball for his second try of the game.

However, Tupton had the final say with a consolation try and conversion from a penalty.

BOSTON: Kemp, Doig, Phoenix, Enderby, Linnell, Noble, Stokes, Hughes, Jonker, T. Brooks, Zeph Chapman, J. Brooks, Smith, Baldwin, Cross; Replacements: Doig, Loveley, Zac Chapman, Hart.

On Saturday, Boston host second-placed Ashfield.