Dan Hill crossed for a hat-trick of tries as second-placed Lincoln moved five points clear of Ilkeston in third with a 26-17 home victory against the Derbyshire side.
Louie Cooke successfully kicked three penalties and one conversion to complete a great result for Lincoln in Counties 1 Midlands East (North).
The match was also a farewell appearance for prop Craig Irwin before he goes away on deployment and he put in another strong performance.
Craig Irwin (left) after his farewell appearance for Lincoln. Pictured with Director of Rugby Dougie Gordon, teammate Olly Stringer, and Head Coach Brian Kelly. Photo; Charlotte Eyre
Sam Lempard in action for Market Rasen against his former club Boston. Photo; David Dales
In the same division, Spen Holvey grabbed a brace of tries as Market Rasen & Louth won 33-7 at Lincolnshire rivals Boston.
Market Rasen captain Jake Pryer on the run. Photo: David Dales
Jake McLoughlin in action for Market Rasen against Boston. Photo: David Dales
Will Stephens, Alex Ruck, and Tommy Stephens also saw tries to make it back-to-back victories for Rasen.
Rasen’s remaining points came via the boot of Jake Goodison who kicked three conversions and Holvey added one.
Boston's try was scored by Deano Deane and Wayne Harley added the conversion.
Deano Deane scoring a try for Boston. Photo; David Dales
Mason Coulam in action for Boston against Market Rasen. Photo: David Dales
George Pomfret leaping to win a lineout for Lincoln. Photo: Beverley Holiday
In NLD Merit 1 East, tries from captain Dave Rose-Allen and George Pomfret helped Lincoln Imps XV complete a league double over Skegness with a narrow 19-14 win on the Lincolnshire coast.
Lincoln were also awarded a penalty try and Lucian Morosan successfully kicked one conversion, while Charlie Musson put in an excellent man-of-the-match performance in the scrum.
Sam Moate in action for Lincoln against Skegness. Photo; Beverley Holiday
Skegness captain Adam Ongley and John Hummel both scored tries for Skegness with the latter adding two conversions.
In the same division, Toby Firth grabbed a brace of tries, including a full length run of the pitch, as Kesteven’s 2nd XV claimed a 26-10 home win against Market Rasen & Louth Wolfhounds.
Sean Nel also scored a try for Kesteven and Olly Coyle and Matt Grinney each kicked one conversion, while Ben Talton executed an unexpected great kick in open play.
Kesteven were also awarded a penalty try for a high tackle on Sam Kirby.
Jason Ward and Robert Dunn both scored tries for Market Rasen.
Scunthorpe's Oli Gregory being chased by Horncastle's Iain Borely. Photo: Rob Savage
League leaders Scunthorpe Development XV recorded an emphatic 62-12 win at a battling Horncastle side who never gave up throughout the game.
Jack Ingram and Adam Wilson grabbed a brace of tries apiece, while Rhys Hampshire, Dave Oldridge, Harry Soulby, Dante Salvatore Chapman, Jack Rowbotham and Oli Gregory each scored one.
Scunthorpe’s remaining points came via the boot of Henry Dawson who kicked six conversions.
Horncastle’s tries were scored by Steve Patten and their man-of-the-match Jake Taylor, while Troy Willerton kicked one conversion.
In the absence of captain Mike Hoyes and vice captain Kyle Judge, Lewis Dean stepped up to the mark to lead Horncastle and did a great job of keeping the lads going.
Liam Todd and Jenson Ross-Lea were praised for their excellent performances, along with Jhoven Ramones on his debut who set up the first try.
Liam Todd carrying the ball forward for Horncastle. Photo; Rob Savage
Lincoln 3rd XV after their victory against Stamford COB. Photo: Tony Clayton
In NLD Merit 2 East, Will Scammell and Ollie Halligan marked their returns to rugby with a hat-trick of tries each as Lincoln’s 3rd XV beat Stamford College Old Boys’ 2nd XV 56-24.
Andy Donnor crossed for two tries and Stu Jones and Jake Tricker each scored one.
Lincoln’s remaining points came via the boot of Jake Williams and Scammell who kicked two and one conversions respectively.
The win was inspired by the experience of several club stalwarts who have given many years to Lincoln returning to make a positive impact on the game.
The likes of Scammell, Halligan, Williams, man-of-the-match Laguna ‘Pita’ Fisiihoi, Harry Cowles, Carl Ralph and Chris Barrett helped to guide the younger players.
Experience at Lincoln. Left to right: Ollie Halligan, Harry, Pita Fisiihoi, David Beveridge, Jake Williams and Will Scammell. Photo: Sam Cowles
Game On principles were applied and Lincoln lent some players to Stamford College Old Boys, including David Beveridge who scored two tries. James Twose also scored two tries and Ben Morgan added two conversions
Stamford College Old Boys captain Alan Flanders in action against Lincoln. Photo; Freddie Warren
Sam Hughes was among the try scorers for Boston's Development XV. Photo: David Dales
In the same division, Sam Hughes, James Hough, Ben Hooper, and Finn Mottram all scored tries as Boston Development XV claimed a narrow 28-26 home win against Spalding’s 2nd XV.
Boston’s remaining points came via the boot of Mason Melbourne who kicked four conversions.
Callum Ferguson, Julian Davis, Jordan Temple and Aaron Cooley all scored tries for Spalding.
Ryan Medlock successfully kicked two conversions for Spalding and James Holland added one.
Bourne's 2nd XV captain in action against Gainsborough. Photo: Alan Hancock
Captain Jack Lagdon scored a try and kicked seven conversions as Bourne’s 2nd XV beat Gainsborough 54-5.
Jack Fitch and Danny Day grabbed a brace of tries apiece for Bourne, while Paul Mambey, David Stevens and Harry Spriggs each scored one.
Bourne's Paul Mambey carrying the ball as Gainsborough's Jonathan Brewster tries to stop him. Photo; Alan Hancock
Brad Hiscocks in action for Bourne. Photo; Alan Hancock
Gainsborough were captained by Rob Hallam and his side battled hard despite only being able to travel with 13 players.
Jonathan Brewster scored Gainsborough’s try.
Captain Kirk and Finn Leigh both scored tries as Lincoln Colts lost 19-10 against Grimsby.
Ryan Coleman, Thomas Sharpe, and Wes Jenson all scored for Grimsby Colts and Jamie Anderson kicked two conversions.
A great effort for charity by the players from Lincoln Rugby Club. Photo:
Meanwhile, players from Lincoln Rugby Club raised over £1,700 after conquering a Steep Hill challenge for charity on Sunday. They tackled the equivalent of more than climbing Mount Everest with over 505 reps of Steep Hill, all in the name of raising awareness and funds for men’s mental health and the Andy’s Man Club charity.
Maddie Ryan, who progressed through the club's youth setup, in action for Kesteven Ladies against Sleaford. Photo; Tom Mason
In Women’s NC 2 Midlands (North), Hermione Farmer crossed for a hat-trick of tries as Kesteven Ladies made it back-to-back victories with a 53-10 win away against Sleaford Ladies.
Captain Jade Sheardown, Zara Miles, Livvy Rastall, Phoebe Beaumont, Ami Boneham, and Lilliemae Reid also scored tries for Kesteven.
Kesteven Ladies celebrating their victory.
Sleaford's player of the match Sarah McBride. Photo; Tom Mason
Kesteven’s remaining points came via the boot of their player of the match Zoe Osborn who kicked four conversions.
Megan Jones and Aimee Jepson both scored tries for Sleaford.
Gainsborough Ladies after a battling performance against Hemsworth. Photo: Martin Roberts
In Women’s NC 3 Midlands (North), Gainsborough Ladies produced a battling second-half performance to come from 21-0 down to narrowly lose 21-14 against Hemsworth.
Jazz Clark scored both tries for Gainsborough which she also converted, while Leah Thorpe impressed and was named as the Lincolnshire side’s back of the match. Coral Renshaw was named as their forward of the match for her brilliant carries and tackles.
Stamford Women's Development XV after their first ever fixture against West Bridgford.
Stamford Women’s Development XV played their first ever fixture in battled hard in a 43-36 defeat against West Brigford.
Nikki Hudson stepped in as head coach for the Stamford team who started strong with some great line speed and tackles.
Eloise Westgate and Anna Glendenning both grabbed a brace of tries and Jorja Matchwick and Meg Blackman each scored one.
Sammy Pocock successfully slotted over two conversions and Daisy Attley added one.
Becca Fielding and Jess Edwards were named as Stamford’s forward and back of the match respectively.
Deeping Devils Ladies hosted a match against March Bears. Photo: Sally Hennis
Deeping Devils Ladies hosted March Bears in a narrow 17-10 defeat, with players from Biggleswade supporting both sides.
Captain Grace Fowler and Sophie Cooper both scored tries for Deepings.
Other men's results
In Regional 1 North East, Joey Mowbray and Ben Hyde both scored tries as Scunthorpe lost 32-10 at York.
Although it was a frustrating result for Scunthorpe they can be proud for how the defended in long spells of the game.
Scunthorpe’s 2nd XV - the Stags - lost to a late try in a 24-17 friendly defeat against York.
Harry Turner and James Redwood both scored tries for Scunthorpe and Connor Brewster kicked two conversions and a penalty.
Scunthorpe’s 3rd XV travelled to face Newark in a friendly and pushed their opponents all the way in a 38-24 defeat.
Carl Duffin, Owen McNeill, Martin O’Hara, and Gui Abreu all scored tries for Scunthorpe and Lee ‘Magic’ Copperwheat added two conversions.
Tom Renshaw was named as Scunthorpe’s man-of-the-match and Nathan Clark impressed in his first game at prop, while Thomas Pickering had a positive debut.
Joe Atkinson diving over for a try for Bourne. Photo; Alan Hancock
In Counties 1 Midlands East (South), Jack Berry crossed for a brace of tries as Bourne claimed a 42-8 home win over Stockwood Park, in a game that saw both sides shown a red card.
Adam Binns on the run for Bourne. Photo: Alan Hancock
Bourne's Sam Harby offloading the ball to Liam Shields. Photo: Alan Hancock
Jamie Colangelo, Joe Atkinson, Adam McHugh, and JJ Roberts also scored tries for Bourne.
Bourne’s remaining points came via the boot of captain Sam Evison who kicked three conversions and two penalties.
Bourne's JJ Roberts and Tom Dixon combine to make a tackle. Photo; Alan Hancock
Bourne's Josh Lynch making a tackle. Photo; Alan Hancock
Michael Harris was among the try scorers for Stamford. Photo; Darren Dolby
In the same division, Iain Downer and Michael Harris both scored tries as Stamford narrowly won 12-7 at Bugbrooke.
Harry Bentley added one conversion to ensure a seventh league win in a row for Stamford.
Stamford captain Jack Jones in action against Bugbrooke. Photo: Darren Dolby
Stamford's Gareth Ramadan running at the Bugbrooke defence. Photo; Darren Dolby
Adam Sutcliffe carrying the ball for Spalding. Photo: Adrian Smith
Spalding picked up a losing bonus point in a narrow 17-12 home defeat against Vipers.
Ash Anker and Conall Mason both scored tries, with the latter also kicking one conversion.
Ryan Firth in action for Spalding. Photo; Adrian Smith
Spalding Colts beat Kesteven 15-12 thanks to tries for Sam Christie and James Holland and a conversion from Jack Bowser.
The game’s match-winning kick came via a late 40 metre penalty from Jame Holland.
In Counties 2 Midlands East (North), unbeaten league leaders Kesteven made it 10 wins in a row with an emphatic 65-5 win at Belper.
Will Walker, Finn Tumman, and Tom Wood grabbed a brace of tries apiece, while Scott Odams, James Goodrich, Jack Palin, Dan Turner, and Ben Bailey each scored one.
Kesteven’s remaining points came via the boot of Theo Mussell who kicked five conversions.
Kieron Smythe diving over for a try for Gainsborough. Photo: Michael Collins Photography
Kieron Smythe scored a try as Gainsborough came out on top with a 22-8 victory in an all-Lincolnshire clash against Grimsby.
Robbie Goodyear successfully kicked five penalties and one conversion to complete the victory for Gainsborough.
Robbie Goodyear kicked 17 points for Gainsborough. Photo; Michael Collins Photography
Daniel Dawson in action for Gainsborough against Grimsby. Photo: Michael Collins Photography
Grimsby, who were missing a number of players, battled hard with Nathan Watson scoring a try and Brad Watson scoring a penalty.
Nathan Watson scoring a try for Grimsby. Photo: Mojos Photos
Brad Treacher in action for Grimsby against Gainsborough. Photo: Mojos Photos
Captain Isaac Machon was among the try scorers for Cleethorpes. Photo: Tracy Robinson
In Counties 3 Midlands East (North), captain Isaac Machon was among the try scorers as Cleethorpes secured a 25-12 home win over Ollerton.
Jack Robinson and Harry Parker also scored tries for Cleethorpes.
Jack Robinson showing what a muddy afternoon it was in Cleethorpes. Photo; Tracy Robinson
John Marris in action for Cleethorpes against Ollerton. Photo: Tracy Robinson
Morgan Adams had a decisive impact with the boot as he successfully kicked two conversions and two penalties.
Sleaford’s 1st XV received their new kit which is sponsored by DS Catering, TIPIS LTD, R.Wakefield Building, CPS Ltd, JW Electrical and Turnbull. Left to right- Gaz Ambler, Ryan Wakefield, Sleaford captain Adam Loveday, and Mike Cockcroft. Photo: Megan Jones
In Counties 3 Midlands East (Central), third-placed Sleaford battled hard in a clash near the top of the table against West Bridgford’s 2nd XV, which ended 20-10 in favour of the Nottinghamshire visitors.
Sleaford captain Adam Loveday was named as his side's man-of-the-match. Photo; Megan Jones
Callum Kopp scored a try and added a conversion and Joe Jones slotted over a penalty in a match which saw Sleaford captain Adam Loveday named as the home side’s man-of-the-match.
Shaun Fisher in action for Sleaford. Photo: Megan Jones
Captain Jamie Robson crossed for a hat-trick of tries as North Hykeham battled to a 29-29 draw at home against Melbourne’s 2nd XV.
Liam Williams also scored a try for Hykeham and man-of-the-match Max Foster kicked three conversions and a penalty.
Captain Alex Walker and forward Paul Beard combine to make a tackle for Stamford College Old Boys. Photo: John Duncan
In Counties 3 Midlands East (South), Stamford College Old Boys put in a superb performance to end the unbeaten run of Northampton BBOB with a 25-10 home victory.
Sam Duncan, Jamie Jenkins and Frankie Nespoli all scored tries on a memorable day for the hosts.
Callum Fraser carrying the ball for Stamford College Old Boys. Photo: John Duncan
Neil Bryant in action for Stamford College Old Boys. Photo: John Duncan
Stamford College Old Boys’ remaining points came via the boot of Carl Brierley-Lewis, who kicked two conversions and two penalties.
Deepings battled hard in a 48-19 defeat away against South Leicester.
Alex Conway capped his first senior start with a try for the Lincolnshire side.
Richard Tanner and Dan Bancroft also scored tries for Deepings and Ciaran Thompson added two conversions, while Kirk Green was named as their man-of-the-match.
In the Yorkshire Eastern League, Barton & District lost for the first team this season after a 63-10 defeat at Hullensians.
Tom Marlow and Harry Trowsdale both scored tries for Barton.