Over £400 was raised as Lincoln held the inaugural Tom Barton Challenge Shield to recognise the contributions of a club stalwart.
Chairman Tom Barton has been involved with the club, working tirelessly on and off the pitch to help Lincoln strive forward for over 40 years. The first of what will now be an annual event was held on Saturday, May 18.
The event was organised by Adam Kelleher, Aki Atkinson and Ady and Luke Brodrick to thank Tom for all his hard work for the club whilst raising money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.
It started with a match between Lincoln Ladies and Sleaford Ladies. Lincoln duo Lynne Brooker and Bob Chapman were among the try scorers in a win for Lincoln.Casey Archer scored Sleaford’s try.
More fun was had as Lincoln’s 3rd XV played out a 29-29 draw against a Comeback Coach’s side. Colts Captain Ben Crowe was among the try scorers for the 3rd XV.
The try scorers for the Comeback Coach’s included Euan Williams and Adam Whitwell. Whitwell and James Radcliffe were named as man-of-the-match for their respective sides.
Adam Kelleher said: “It was a great day and I’m really pleased that everyone has come together for a fun event to support a worthy cause.
“The games were played in good spirit and I am looking forward to the coming years to the now annual event happening again.
“Honourable mentions go to Jake Keeton and Jim Calveley for dropping the ball over the line while showboating.”
Lincoln Rugby Club will host the end of season awards night for their senior sides on Saturday, May 25.
Meanwhile, Lincoln Touch competed in the second round of the England Touch national development series in Banbury. Lincoln progressed to the semi-finals after a 10-0 win over Derby.
Lincoln Touch, who wore their new kit sponsored by Lincolnshire Brewing Company, lost 3-2 against Thames Valley Vikings in the Plate semi-final.