RUGBY: Another win extends Skegness second XV’s record

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Gainsborough 2nd 3

Skegness 2nd 36

Skegness RFC second string extended their 100 per cent record for this season with an excellent away victory at a physical Gainsborough 2nd.

Potts got them on their way with a penalty after handling on the floor from a Gainsborough forward. The Skegness pack was dominating at this point. It turned a bit scrappy with both sides making unforced errors, before Steve Dearden, on his first start this season, broke through the Gainsborough line for the first try of the day.

David Turner was next up with an electrifying burst down the left wing, brushing aside two tackles before going in under the posts.

Jake Bradley’s ball carrying was excellent, turning defence into attack on numerous occasions with powerful runs. Skegness went into the break 17-3 up.

The second half saw a couple of changes to the Gainsborough line up and they set about trying to get back into the game. They were far more competitive in the scrum and pushed for their first try. Only some excellent defending from Skegness, with great last man tackles from Noah Best and Jake Bradley, prevented Gainsborough going over.

Denholm then settled any Skegness nerves with one of his trademark runs from full back, breaking several tackles before going over.

Gainsborough’s heads dropped slightly and within minutes Andy ‘hand off’ Hill broke from the centres to extend the Seasider’s lead.

Skegness were now rampant and Gainsborough could not cope with the pace of the Skegness backs. Anthony Hardy completed the scoring with another break from midfield to seal another excellent performance in what is turning into a very promising season.

Man of the match went to Jake Bradley.