Rugby Report: Big win for Lincoln Ladies, but men’s teams defeated

Lincoln Ladies crossed for seven tries to secure an emphatic 46-0 victory at Kesteven in Women’s NC 2 North (East).

The visitors opened the scoring after 10 minutes when Bob Chapman stepped inside the cover defence for a try under the posts.

Hannah Rodgers in action for Lincoln Ladies against Kesteven. Photo: Katie Nesbitt

Lincoln increased their lead when Lynne Brooker-Brown’s crossfield kick set up a try for Hannah Rodgers.

Rodgers scored her second try soon after when she ran a strong line to take a pass from Lynne Brooker-Brown and crashed over for a try. Lynne Brooker-Brown slotted over the conversion.

Lynne Brooker-Brown slotted over a penalty before Jade Morgan darted from the back of a ruck and barrelled past several defenders for a try.

Kesteven’s Ella Tapson putting in a tackle. Photo: Katie Nesbitt

Kesteven’s player of the match Jade Sheardown made some great breaks and tackled relentlessly in the first half, which ended 25-0 in Lincoln’s favour.

Lincoln increased their lead in the second half when Harriet Fluck outpaced the covering defence for a try, which Lynne Brooker-Brown converted.

Jade Morgan was among the try scorers for Lincoln Ladies against Kesteven. Photo: Katie Nesbitt

Lincoln’s player of the match Linda McLean beat five defenders and ran 45 metres, before Rodgers and Clare Brooker-Brown exchanged passes to set up the latter’s try.

Lincoln Ladies centre Clare Brooker-Brown trying to run past her former team-mate Zoe Osborn. Photo: Katie Nesbitt

Clare-Brooker-Brown intercepted the ball before diving over for her second try late on, which Lynne Brooker-Brown converted.

The Lincoln Ladies players huddle together. Photo: Katie Nesbitt

Kesteven Ladies huddle together. Photo: Dan Turner

Lincoln’s 1st XV endured a frustrating 24-5 home defeat against local rivals Market Rasen & Louth.

Ben Youngs racing clear for his try for Market Rasen. Photo: Brian Penney

Market Rasen’s George Grant and Josh White stopping Lincoln’s Matt Keeton in his tracks. Photo: Brian Penney

Before the match a minute’s silence was held on the pitch to honour the memory of Lincoln’s club stalwart John Bridle who sadly died last month.

Lincoln’s first and third teams, and their opponents, held a minute’s silence in memory of John Bridle. Photo: Brian Penney

Market Rasen’s Will Pridgeon charged down a kick to run in for the opening try, which Ben Youngs converted.

Youngs then intercepted a loose pass from Lincoln to run in for a try, which he also converted.

Lincoln forward Harry Cowles running at the Market Rasen defence. Photo: Brian Penney

Lincoln prop John Aboitiz trying to stop his opposite number from Market Rasen Tom Howard. Photo: Brian Penney

The ball came loose at the bottom of a ruck and Jake McKay pounced on it to score Market Rasen’s third try of the match.

The second half was much tighter with Market Rasen’s only try of the second half coming through Pridgeon.

Louie Cooke scored Lincoln’s only try against Market Rasen. Photo: Brian Penney

Lincoln reduced the deficit when Louie Cooke ran onto his own chip before weaving his way through the defence for a great try, but it was too little too late.

Market Rasen’s 2nd XV also had a successful day with a 90-7 victory against Grimsby.

Nico Papworth was Lincoln’s man-of-the-match. Photo: Brian Penney

Brian Kelly hit the gap to power over for Lincoln 3rd XV’s only try in their 25-5 home defeat against Castle Donington’s first team.

Brian Kelley scored Lincoln 3rd XV’s try against Castle Donington. Photo: Katie Nesbitt

However, there was still reason to be positive for Lincoln after strong performances from their man-of-the-match Connor Hall, Martin Potter and Sam Moate.

Lincoln’s Colts (Greens) won 41-0 at Nottingham Moderns thanks to two tries from Harry Whittaker. Ben Wootton, Luke Wells, Joe Cline, Lloyd Buck and Ruari Catani-Browne each scored one try. Jess Wright added one conversion and Jack Randell kicked two.

Other Results

Sleaford Ladies after their draw against Doncaster.

In the Women’s NC 2 North (East), Sleaford Ladies claimed a 15-15 draw at Doncaster. Sam Olliver crossed for Sleaford’s two tries and Amy Woodford kicked one conversion and a penalty.

Scunthorpe Ladies travelled to face York RI.

Scunthorpe Ladies narrowly lost 19-15 at York RI, with the visitors’ tries coming from Cassie Milestone, Becky Clark and Amy Morris.

Scunthorpe’s forward of the match Gen Hill; back of the match Becky Clark; coach’s player of the match Beth Parsons and Kim Pickering, who was voted the visitors’ best player by York.

Boston Ladies lost 40-0 against Driffield, but did manage to keep it scoreless for the first 49 minutes.

Hannah Dennis in action for Boston Ladies. Photo: David Dales

Charlotte Daubney in action for Boston Ladies against Driffield. Photo: David Dales

Men’s Rugby – Lincolnshire sides

In National Two (North) Scunthorpe suffered an agonising 25-24 defeat with the last play of the game at Huddersfield.

Will Harrison, Josh Bird, Will Scammell and Ollie Cole scored Scunthorpe’s tries with Will Robinson adding two conversions.

Tom Wire was among the try scorers for Stamford. Photo: Darren Dolby

In Midlands Three East (South) Stamford won 34-12 at Huntington & District. Gareth Ramsden and Jack Jones grabbed two tries apiece, while Tom Wire and Dan Heard each scored one. Ollie Johnson and Harry Bentley both kicked one conversion.

Bourne won 34-0 at Dunstablians thanks to two tries from Sam Thornburn. Man-of-the-match Keir Moore and Adam Binns each scored a try, while Sam Evison kicked three conversions and two penalties.

Spalding lost 19-15 in the dying seconds of their match at Northampton BBOB.

Gareth Ramsden scored a try for Stamford against Huntington & District. Photo: Darren Dolby

Grimsby made it three wins out of three with a 39-8 win at Rolls Royce in Midlands Three East (North). Max Searby and Nathan Watson grabbed two tries apiece and Luke Chaplin scored one, with Brad Treacher kicking the rest of Grimsby’s points.

Kesteven made it back-to-back victories after a 43-10 win at Nottingham Moderns. Henry Parker grabbed two tries, with Tony Woolerton, James Goodrich, Cameron Bibby, Aaron Whittaker and Ed Cole each scoring one. Matt Grinny kicked four conversions.

In Midlands Four East (North) unbeaten league leaders Boston made it five wins in as many league games with a narrow 23-17 victory at Cleethorpes.

Danny Wilson and Matthew Deane scored Boston’s tries, with Matt Bray kicking two conversions and three penalties. Adam Beeken and Isaac Machon scored Cleethorpes’ tries and Harry Lightfoot added two conversions and a penalty.

Gainsborough and Tupton contesting a scrum. Photo: Tom Ellis

Gainsborough secured a 33-29 victory in a thrilling game against Tupton.

Ben Watson, Chris Magan and Jordan Beresford scored Gainsborough’s tries, which were all converted by Robbie Goodyear. Goodyear also kicked four penalties.

Gainsborough’s Jono Day leaping for the ball at the lineout. Photo: Tom Ellis

Sleaford were narrowly beaten 25-22 at Meden Vale. Dave Davies, Curtis Key, Leon Stobart and Dan Mackie scored Sleaford’s tries, with the latter adding one conversion.

North Hykeham were awarded a home walkover after their match with Skegness was called off by the opposition.