Skegness 1st XV 12, Boston 1st XV 47

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SKEGNESS played local rivals Boston at the weekend. These teams have not met since the last game of the season two years ago when Boston were relegated.

Boston soon showed their intent as they raced ahead with a two try lead. Skegness pulled one back from T. Santini as quick thinking allowed the second rower to crash over to make the score 7-14.

More tries were conceded from basic defensive errors as Boston extended their lead once more to 7-28.

Skegness again relied on their Italian Stallion as they narrowed the gap slightly with his second try of the game. The kick was not converted and the score remained 12-28.

The half could not come quick enough for Skegness as Captain Cook implored his men to find the winning answer.

Cook’s words seemed to begin to work but decision making and silly penalties negated any territorial advantage that they had developed.

Boston then took a firm hold on the game as they scored three further tries to make the final result 12-47. This was largely a disappointing game for Skegness who had shown some improvement and character over the previous month’s rugby.

Cook has to re-gather his men and hope they are all available to travel to Leicester in a Midlands Cup game against Aylestonian Athletic. Training will be the key in the week if Skegness is to return to winning ways.

Skegness 1st XV - Brian, Scupham, Stewart, Hill (Holiday), T. Santini (Nuttell), Cook, Cummings, Dean, Divilly, Mawer, Smith, Hummell, Taylor, Kite (M. Santini), Pollock (Farnsworth)