Will Robinson crossed for four tries and added eight conversions as Scunthorpe lifted the Lincolnshire Senior Cup with an 83-21 win over Market Rasen & Louth.
The outside centre grabbed two of his tries in the opening 40 minutes of the final, which was held at Kesteven Rugby Club on bank holiday Monday, May 7.
Colin Chapman, Liam Brunt and captain Tom Foster also got their names on the scoresheet in a dominant first half.
Connor Janney scored Market Rasen’s only try of the first half, which Tom Alldridge converted, as they trailed 31-7 going in at the break.
Robinson added another two tries for Scunthorpe in the second half, with former Market Rasen prop Ollie Cole also crossing to score against his old club.
Foster crossed for two further tries to complete his hat-trick, with Chapman, Josh Bird and Grant Elliott also adding scores as Scunthorpe racked up 13 tries. Nick Dyson converted Scunthorpe’s final try.
Rasen rallied in the latter stages of the match and reduced the deficit, with Adam Goodwin crossing for two tries and Alldridge successfully slotted over both conversions.
After the match Scunthorpe captain Foster said: “It was a brilliant way to end a successful season for Scunthorpe.
“We played some great rugby on the day and it was always nice to win some silverware. Credit must go to Market Rasen who never gave up and got a couple of deserved scores towards the end.”
Scunthorpe’s assistant coach Cyril Yates added: “The lads played extremely well in a very controlled first half. Market Rasen posed more of a challenge in the second half, but the lads stepped up with some very good tries.
“We did well in the league and are pleased to cap off the season with some silverware.”
Market Rasen scrum-half Mike Starling was keen to focus on the positives adding: “We knew it was going to be difficult after the season we’ve had and the weather conditions.
“Hats off to Scunthorpe they were the better team, but it was nice to rally late on and show our Rasen spirit along with how we’re capable of performing.”
Late try seals victory
North Hykeham finished their season in style as a late try helped them lift the Lincolnshire Intermediate Cup with a 31-28 win over Gainsborough.
North Hykeham’s tries were scored by Josh Dandy, James Archdale, Max Foster, Andrew McClelland and Gareth Alder-Woolf, with Rob Booth adding three conversions.
After the match North Hykeham head coach Will Beane said: “Everyone involved can hold their heads up with pride after that performance. It was a very tight affair.”