Rugby report: Just one Lincoln side in action after postponements

Lincoln Rugby Club’s 1st XV stand-in captain Jack Kinsey and his team-mates were left disappointed after Saturday’s visit from Coalville was called off due to the pitch conditions.

The centre had been set to captain the side due to the unavailability of regular skipper Will Scammell, but after the postponement the players stayed behind for a training session instead.

Kinsey said: “I am just disappointed that we couldn’t play.  It was good to get all the lads for a proper training session though.

“It will fire us up and we’ll make sure we put 50 on them when they come back on a drier day, which will only help our playing style and motivate us more to beat them.”

Lincoln Ladies also saw their trip to West Norfolk called off on Sunday, meaning the club’s men’s third team were the only ones in action this weekend in a 28-15 defeat at East Retford.

Luke Brodrick slotted over a penalty as Lincoln’s 3rd XV trailed 14-3 at half-time.

Lincoln reduced the deficit with two tries in the second half, with Brodrick converting the first one, but it wasn’t enough to change the result.

Jake Keeton chased a crossfield kick from Brodrick before catching it on the bounce and blitzing past two defenders for a try under the posts.

Kodi Strand scored Lincoln’s second and final try of the match when he chased Brodrick’s kick over the top, and nudged it past the opposition winger, before catching the ball and running in for a try in the corner.

After the match 3rd XV captain Adam Kelleher said: “A severely depleted third team put in a very good defensive display against a strengthened East Retford team.

“The team put in a hard-working performance away from home.  Well done guys.”

Lincoln’s second team return to action this Saturday (March 17) with a trip to Sutton Bonington, while the 3rd XV host Chesterfield.


Elsewhere in the county Scunthorpe narrowly lost 21-17 at Peterborough Lions in the Midlands Premier.  Market Rasen & Louth lost 43-26 against Leighton Buzzard in Midlands One East.  In Midlands Two East (South) Stamford lost 39-5 at Pinley.

In Midlands Three East (North) Grimsby claimed an 8-3 win at Kesteven, while Spalding suffered a 16-12 away defeat against Sileby Town.  Boston beat Ollerton 20-5 in Midlands Four East (North).  In Midlands Five East (North) leaders Cleethorpes won 55-7 against Keyworth, while second-placed North Hykeham claimed a 19-0 victory at Amber Valley.