Rugby Report: Wainwright double secures victory for North Hykeham

Mike Wainwright crossed for two tries as North Hykeham bounced back to winning ways with a 35-10 home win against Amber Valley.

Gareth Alder-Woolf opened the scoring with a try in the corner, which Jack Thomas converted in what was only one of a handful of games involving Lincolnshire sides to beat the weather.

Mike Wainwright touching the ball down for a try for North Hykeham against Amber Valley. Photo: Faye Doyle-Thomas

Tyler Price crossing for a try for North Hykeham against Amber Valley. Photo: Faye Doyle-Thomas

Tyler Price threw a dummy to run in for a try before Wainwright ran a hard line to score his first. Thomas converted both to give the hosts a 21-0 lead at the break.

Amber Valley reduced the deficit with a try before Josh Dandy powered through three players to score, with Thomas converting to extend Hykeham’s lead.

North Hykeham’s Jon Watson attacking with captain Ross O’Loughlin in support. Photo: Faye Doyle-Thomas

North Hykeham scrum-half Adam Bird in action against Amber Valley. Photo: Faye Doyle-Thomas

Amber Valley scored another consolation try before Wainwright broke clear to add his second of the afternoon.

Thomas added the extras to complete a great victory for North Hykeham in Midlands Four East (North).

Jack Thomas kicked all the conversions for North Hykeham despite heavy winds. Photo: Faye Doyle-Thomas

Sleaford’s hat-trick hero Paddy Hobson offloading to Harry Moffat after breaking the line. Photo: Jody Stobart

In the same division, Paddy Hobson crossed for his third hat-trick in as many games as Sleaford claimed an emphatic 57-7 victory at Ollerton.

Curtis Key grabbed two tries and Dan Mackie, Sam Harris, Jack Osborne and Rob Titmus each scored one.

Nathan Washington carrying the ball in his final game for Sleaford before moving away. Photo: Jody Stobart

Sleaford captain Cory Stobart making a steal against Ollerton. Photo: Jody Stobart

Captain Cory Stobart and Mackie each kicked two conversions for Sleaford.

Hobson and Key both added one conversion as Sleaford secured back-to-back league victories.

Shaun Fisher making a break for Sleaford against Ollerton. Photo: Jody Stobart

Sam Harris in action for Sleaford against Ollerton. Photo: Jody Stobart

Boston remain at the top of the league after a 17-0 win at Meden Vale.

Jaron Cowern, Matthew Deane and Russell Wright scored Boston’s tries, with Rowan Mason kicking one conversion.

Two tries from Dean Brian helped Skegness to a 33-0 home victory against Worksop.

Robin Lancaster, Connor Mawer and Keyun Benson also scored tries for the hosts and Jamie Cameron kicked four conversions.

Try scorer Andrew Brown in action for Bourne against Oakham. Photo: Alan Hancock

In Midlands Three East (South), Bourne suffered a narrow 15-10 defeat away against league leaders Oakham.

Sam Thornburn and player-coach Andrew Brown scored the tries for Bourne.

Bourne’s 2nd XV lost 7-5 at Oakham, with their try coming from Tom Mellor. The game was abandoned after half an hour due to an Oakham injury.

Bourne’s 1st XV captain Tom Dixon in action against Oakham. Photo: Alan Hancock

Lincoln’s 1st XV and Imps XV saw their games against Ashbourne and Keyworth postponed.

Lincoln’s first team return to action with a trip to Ashfield on Saturday.

Lincoln’s 1st XV with Martin Barbouti from main club sponsor BEARS ambulance service. Photo: Brian Penney

The adverse weather conditions also caused the following first team matches involving Lincolnshire sides to be postponed:

National League Two (North)
Scunthorpe Vs Chester

Midlands Two East (North)
Lincoln Vs Ashbourne
Market Rasen & Louth Vs Nottingham Casuals

Midlands Three East (South)
Rushden & Higham Vs Spalding
Queens Vs Stamford

Midlands Three East (North)
Bakewell Mannerians Vs Grimsby
Ashby Vs Kesteven

Midlands Four East (North)
East Retford Vs Cleethorpes
Gainsborough Vs Chesterfield Panthers

Women’s NC 2 North (East)
Boston Ladies Vs Kesteven Ladies

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