Seconds looking strong after Scunny win

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Skegness RFC Seconds moved up to second spot in the Merit League following a 28-25 victory over Scunthorpe Thirds.

The Blue and Whites were first to grace the scoreboard.

Butch, spotting a gap in the Scunthorpe defence, scoring the first points of the day and Hummel converting.

Wave after wave of Scunthorpe attacks shocked the Seasiders and soon it was 20-7 to Scunthorpe.

Not to be outdone, a ball won by lineout specialists Speirs and Hill set up a rolling maul for Skegness within the Scunthorpe half.

Noticing the maul had stopped for a second time, number nine Mawer was forced to pass the ball out to fly half Dearden.

He brought Hummel into the action, who joined the line at pace and heasily evaded three Scunthorpe players before unselfishly passing the ball to Cameron who, in space, didn’t need an invitation to beat his opposite man on the outside to score a converted try.

A move which included no fewer than 20 phases culminated in the Blue and Whites scoring a third converted try to edge in front 21-20.

After the half time break Skegness added some meat to their forward line, introducing Bradley, Farnsworth and Coley to aid the combative Lancaster.

Their hard running in open play, aided by Benson and Reye’s fine display of tackling, led to Skegness’ fourth try.

With a quarter of the match remaining Skegness found themselves playing phase rugby once again.

Showing such confidence, it was not surprising that Porter stuck led a charge from his own 22 to the halfway line.

Scunthorpe did have the last say, scoring an unconverted try.