Worksop 0 Boston Rugby Club 39: Blue and Whites go four points clear at the top

Michael Baldwin.
Michael Baldwin.

Boston Rugby Club opened up a four-point gap at the top of the Midlands 4 East (North) table, after a 39-0 success at title rivals Worksop.

In this top-of-the-table clash, the Blue and Whites maintained their unbeaten league record with a commanding away victory.

Winger Michael Baldwin scored a hat-trick for Boston, setting his side up nicely for a vital win.

The result sees Boston open a four-point gap over rivals Skegness, who moved up into second place.

It is a measure of the squad assembled by Willem Jonker that, despite the point’s margin, they remained critical about the level of their performance.

Boston came sprinting out of the blocks and scored their first try after two minutes.

Baldwin crossed the whitewash to score and Jonker converted.

Boston were camped in Worksop’s half and, for the watching supporters, it was all one way traffic.

The visitors were over eager at times, butchering three clear scoring chances in the first half before they finally registered their second try.

A slick handling move saw centre Liam Smith send Baldwin over for his second to take Boston into a 12-0 lead.

Boston needed to convert all their pressure into points, and they succeeded again on 35 minutes.

From Jonker’s quickly-taken tap penalty, the ball was spun wide to Baldwin.

Again he touched down for his third score of the day.

The second half saw Boston score four further tries.

Back row Billy Wilson got his name on the scoresheet, as did fly half Marc Miles.

Prop Alex Kemp added a brace as Boston - who began the season with a 12-point deduction - dominated their Nottinghamshire-based rivals.

With a bonus point secured and an important away win over their top-four rivals, the side could be pleased with their work.

On Saturday Boston travel to play Nottingham Boots Corsairs.

BOSTON: Kemp, Doig, Deamer, Enderby, K. Doig, Stokes, Wilson, Van Haren, Jonker, Miles, Za Chapman, Smith, Barnett, Baldwin, Ze Chapman; Replacements: Lane.

Boston’s Minis section were in action this week.

However, opposition from Stamford and Bourne was depleted due to illness.

Boston under nines (Willis, O’Callaghan, Nicholson, Turner, J. Richardson J, D. Richardson, E. Young E, J. Young, Joyce, Vickers) win 8-5 and 9-2 against Bourne.

Boston under 10s won 3-2 and 1-0, although they were depleted themselves and had to borrow players from the larger travelling contingent.

Any child interested in training with the cluub is invited to do so.

For further details, call James Vickers on 07765 400175.