Bourne, Barton & District, Scunthorpe, and Boston Slodgers Veterans team all emerged victorious on a weekend which saw a high number of games involving Lincolnshire clubs postponed due to the adverse weather conditions.
Bourne's 1st XV. Photo: Alan Hancock
In Counties 1 Midlands East (South), Sam Thornburn and Jon Levett both scored tries for Bourne in a dramatic 21-20 win at Vipers in Leicestershire.
The Lincolnshire side’s remaining points came via the boot of captain Sam Evison who kicked three penalties and one conversion to secure Bourne’s third league win in a row.
Harley Riches scored two tries for Stamford. Photo; Darren Dolby
In the same division, Stamford secured a losing bonus point in a narrow 19-17 home defeat against league leaders Daventry.
Harley Riches grabbed a brace of tries for Stamford and Michael Kendall scored one.
Harry Bentley added one conversion and it was so nearly a better result for Stamford, who were only denied by a missed penalty in the final minute of the match.
Stamford will be looking to bounce back from defeat when they travel to face Market Bosworth this weekend.
Stamford captain Jack Jones in action against Daventry. Photo: Darren Dolby
In Women’s NC 2 Midlands (North), Stamford Women were awarded a home walkover against Ashfield Ladies, who were unable to raise a side.
In Counties 1 Midlands East (North), Boston’s men’s 1st XV were struggling with injuries when they travelled to Nuneaton Old Edwardians, but they battled hard in a 45-10 defeat.
Deano Deane and Will Scupham both scored tries for Boston, while Mason Coulam was named as their man-of-the-match for a fifth week in a row.
Boston will be hoping more of their players are back from injury when they look to bounce back to winning ways with a home match against Belgrave this Saturday.
Boston's Under-10's coaches Tom Luffman, Matt Keightley, and Rob Simpson all played for Boston Slodgers Veterans team against Deeping Dinosaurs.
Boston Slodgers Veterans team produced a strong performance to beat Deeping Dinosaurs 40-12 in a friendly on Friday night.
John Hummel crossed for a brace of tries and successfully kicked five conversions for Boston.
Jayden Doades, who is a Boston Colts Academy Product, capped his first senior game with a try and a man-of-the-match performance for his excellent tackling.
Mason East and Ryan Cuthbertson were also among the try scorers for Boston in a good defensive display.
Richard Cooke scored a try for Deepings, who were also awarded a penalty try.
Deepings captain Den Hughes said: “Deepings took 14 to Boston for a Friday night floodlit game, including three Colts, two Spalding vets, and one from Stamford.
“Despite the points difference and freezing conditions it was a hugely enjoyable and, several line breaks aside, closely fought game.
“Boston were generous hosts, loaning Deepings players throughout the game.”
Gainsborough's Daniel Chadwick on the run against Newark. Photo: Michael Collins Photography
In Counties 2 Midlands East (North), Gainsborough battled hard in a 24-15 defeat away against Newark’s 2nd XV.
Captain Ben Watson and Ricky Davey both scored tries for Gainsborough.
Gainsborough captain Ben Watson in action against Newark. Photo: Michael Collins Photography
Gainsborough's Archie Hunter trying to stop a Newark attack. Photo: Michael Collins Photography
A strong carry from Gainsborough's Chris Mangan
Gainsborough’s remaining points came via the boot of Robbie Goodyear who kicked one conversion and one penalty.
Gainsborough will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they host Melton Mowbray on Saturday.
Robbie Goodyear kicked one conversion and a penalty for Gainsborough. Photo: Michael Collins Photography
Finley Price in action for Gainsborough against Newark. Photo: Michael Collins Photography
In the same division, unbeaten league leaders Kesteven were awarded a home walkover against Ashby.
Neil Hammond-Blackburn running with the ball for Barton. Photo: Beckie Cronshaw
In the Yorkshire Eastern League, captain Joe Rhoades was among the try scorers as second-placed Barton & District recorded a 31-10 home victory against Scarborough.
Barton & District put in a strong performance to beat Scarborough in cold conditions. Photo: Beckie Cronshaw
Tom Marlow, John Marshall, Oliver Brett, and Michael Evans also scored tries for the North Lincolnshire club.
Morgan Williams successfully slotted over three conversions to complete a fine afternoon for Barton.
Morgan Williams kicking a conversion for Barton. Photo: Beckie Cronshaw
Leon Foster making a tackle for Barton. Photo: Megan O'Hara
Scunthorpe's Jack Brunt on the run with Josh Rudkin in support. Photo: Tony Wilkinson
Scunthorpe’s 2nd XV - the Stags - were the only senior side in the club whose game stayed on despite the adverse weather conditions and they won 17-7 in a friendly against Selby.
George Mason was on the receiving end of Jack Brunt making a bust before running an inside line to take the pass and go over for a try.
Scunthorpe defending an attack from Selby. Photo: Tony Wilkinson
Provider turned scorer as several drives at the line put Brunt over for a try.
The best try of the day involved almost every player in the team touching the ball or being involved in the build up. The ball then went across the field for Jack Lifsey to run in for a try.
Scunthorpe’s remaining points came via a conversion from Henry Dawson.
Scunthorpe and Selby contesting a scrum. Photo: Tony Wilkinson
The following games were all postponed due to frozen pitches or the adverse weather conditions:
- Scunthorpe 1st XV Vs Blaydon
- Pocklington Vs Scunthorpe 3rd XV
- Burton 2nd XV Vs Lincoln 1st XV
- Market Rasen & Louth Vs Birstall
- Old Laurentians Vs Spalding
- Grimsby Vs Nottingham Moderns
- Southwell 2nd XV Vs Sleaford 1st XV
- Paviors 2nd XV Vs North Hykeham 1st XV
- Deepings Vs Stamford College Old Boys
- Lincoln Ladies Vs Bletchley Women
- Old Northamptonians Ladies Vs Boston Ladies
- Scunthorpe Women Vs Sheffield Tigers Women
- Kesteven Ladies Vs West Norfolk Warriors