Skegness soar to second spot

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Skegness produced an eleven try thriller at the weekend as they moved into second place in the league.

Dean scored a deserved hat trick as his pace and supporting play could not be stopped by the defence. Haigh created one of the holes in the defence to exploit as did Cummings on one of his bullocking runs.

Marchello Santini scored a brace of tries as he used his speed and power to overcome his opposite number. Divilly scored in the corner after Smith offloaded to find the supporting number nine. This came from good play by Dela Fontaine and Cook running hard and straight.

Taylor scored from the base of a ruck, his step to the left split the defence as he slid over to score near the posts. T Santini’s defence started the move as his tackle created a turnover. Scupham barrelled his way over the white wash from a quick tap penalty which caught the defence napping.

Lancaster scored a try from two metres out as he kept the play tight to hit and roll over to score. Smith scored on the short side as he tip toed his way down the touch line as Gills incisive intervention kept Skegness on the front foot.

Pollock enjoyed his return after injury as he gave structure and motivated his team mates throughout. Holiday was ever present in the line out as he challenged for the ball.

Hummel scored another try as he capitalised on good back play. He linked well with his winger Jenkins. Captain Halliday kicked two penalties and four conversions during the eighty minutes of play.

Next week Skegness entertain Cleethorpes as the first team looks to remain in second position going into the New Year. The blue and whites also have the traditional president’s day on the Sunday which will surely test the player’s fitness levels.

Skegness 1st XV: Lancaster (Holiday), Scupham, Gill, Taylor, Dean, Frost (Dela Fontaine), Cook, Cummings(T. Santini), Divilly, Halliday, M. Santini, Smith, Haigh, Jenkins, Hummel (Pollock).