Rugby Report: Two Lincoln home games postponed

Lincoln Rugby Club’s senior teams fell victim to the weather over the weekend as frozen pitches saw all the games postponed.

Lincoln’s 1st XV and third team were due to host Ashbourne and Nottingham Casuals respectively but, after a pitch inspection on Saturday and due to the weather conditions, both matches were called off.

The same happened to Lincoln Ladies on Sunday when their trip to Amber Valley was called off due to a frozen pitch. However, it didn’t stop Lincoln Touch who competed at a tournament in Norwich on Sunday.

Unfortunately the conditions meant no home games for Lincoln this weekend.

Joe Moore, who was due to play full-back for the first team against Ashbourne, said: “It’s disappointing not only because we all love the game and want to play, but also because the boys had a real desire to right the wrongs of the previous match.

“As a group we will continue to look for the silver lining of the cancellation and use this week to continue to improve as a squad both on and off the field.”

Lincoln’s George Pomfret after an NLD trial game against Staffordshire in January 2019.

Lincoln youngster George Pomfret saw his good performances rewarded with a call-up into the NLD Under-20s squad. However, Sunday’s clash against East Midlands was postponed short notice due to the weather.

Lincoln Touch showed improvement in their second tournament of 2019 after finishing joint seventh at the Eastern Regional Development Series competition in Norwich over the weekend.

Emma Jorden was named as the best female player of the tournament for Lincoln, who only conceded five touchdowns.

Lincoln Touch: Back row – Adam “Sid” Whitwell, Rob Page, Douglas Hain, Sam Roylance, Rob Smith, Sam Richmond. Front row – Emma Jorden, Emily Gourlay, Gail Hunter, Tamsin Ogle

Lincoln’s 1st XV will host Ashbourne on Saturday in the re-arranged match from the weekend. Lincoln Imps XV host the University of Lincoln’s rugby second team, while the 3rd XV travel to face Market Rasen.

OTHER RESULTS In Midlands Two East (North) tries from Pete Southwell and Spen Holvey helped Market Rasen & Louth to a 20-17 victory over Matlock. Josh Lawton converted both tries and added two penalties.

In Midlands Three East (South) second-placed Stamford won 15-13 at Leicester Forest, who are third in the table. Bourne’s home match against Stockwood Park was postponed due to a frozen pitch.

Tries from James Goodrich and Dan Turner, along with a Will Cann conversion, helped Kesteven to a 12-12 draw against Ashfield in Midlands Three East (North).

In the same division Dave Titmus scored Sleaford’s only try in their 29-5 defeat at Nottingham Casuals. Spalding’s trip to Mansfield was postponed.

Sleaford Ladies’ home match against Mellish was also called off.

In the only game played in Midlands Four East (North) North Hykeham lost 36-5 at Mellish, with their points coming from Gareth Alder-Woolf’s try.