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Rugby Report: Lincoln, Stamford, Bourne and Boston among the winning teams

A round-up of local men’s and women’s rugby

Jenna Bierton scored a last-gasp try as a resilient Lincoln edged past a battling Scunthorpe 34-27 to reach the Lincolnshire RFU Senior Cup Northern Final.

It was one of four tries for the Lincoln centre and Second Row Jodie Hill and vice captain Emily Nelson also crossed for five-pointers, with the latter adding two conversions.

Prop Lara Warman was voted as Lincoln’s player-of-the-match by her fellow players, and Bierton was named as the host’s best player by Scunthorpe.

Lincoln Ladies celebrated winning their cup semi-final at home against Scunthorpe. | Photo: Katie Nesbitt

Lara Warman was named as Lincoln’s best player of the match. | Photo: Katie Nesbitt

Jenna Bierton, who scored four tries for Lincoln, is pictured running at the Scunthorpe defence. | Photo: Katie Nesbitt

Cassie Milestone grabbed a brace of tries for Scunthorpe, while captain Becky Clark, Ewa Jasek and Sophie Bullass each scored one.

Milestone, who was named as Scunthorpe’s back of the match, also added one conversion.

Holly Newman was voted as their forward of the match, while Lincoln named Harriet Burniston as Scunthorpe’s best player.

Sophie Bullass was among the try scorers for Scunthorpe. | Photo: Katie Nesbitt

Scunthorpe Women battled hard throughout the cup tie.

Scunthorpe’s post-match award winners Cassie Milestone, Holly Newman, and Harriet Burniston.

Lincoln will now play Gainsborough in the Northern Final. The winner of that tie will play either Boston or Stamford in the main final.

Boston will take a 36-10 lead into the second leg of their semi-final tie, which will be played on April 14.

Lincoln Ladies powerful forward Jodie Hill in action against Scunthorpe. | Photo: Katie Nesbitt

Lincoln Ladies vice captain Emily Nelson scored a crucial try in the cup tie. | Photo: Katie Nesbitt

Georgia Mackinlay scoring one of her two tries for Stamford Women. | Photo: Darren Dolby

Elsewhere in local ladies rugby, second-placed Stamford Women emerged victorious 21-7 in the top-of-the-table clash at home against Oadby Wyggestonian in Women’s NC 3 Midlands (East).

Georgia Mackinlay grabbed a brace of tries for the Lincolnshire side and Gemma Alcoran scored one.

Stamford’s Sammy Pocock running at the opposition defence. | Photo: Darren Dolby

Gemma Alcoran in action for Stamford Women against Oadby Wyggestonian. | Photo: Darren Dolby

Stamford’s remaining points came via the boot of captain Daisy Attley who successfully kicked three conversions.

Gainsborough were awarded a walkover after their opponents Deeping Devils Ladies conceded the match.

Stamford’s Kayna Penrose-Toms trying to shrug off the opposition defence. | Photo: Darren Dolby

Boston Ladies were awarded a home walkover in Women’s NC 2 Midlands (North East) after Sutton Bonington Students Ladies conceded the match.

Lincoln’s men’s 1st XV endured a frustrating trip to Ashby in Counties 1 Midlands East (North) where, despite being dominant in the scrum for large spells, they were forced to settle for a losing bonus point after a 20-14 defeat.

Captain Lewis Wilson and Jack Noquet both scored tries for Lincoln and Louie Cooke added two conversions, in a match which saw the visitors play the second half with 14 men as winger Jake Keeton was sent off after receiving two yellow cards.

Lincoln Imps XV remain unbeaten in the league after beating Market Rasen & Louth Wolfhounds 26-0. | Photo: Mike Lincoln

Lincoln Imps XV continued their unbeaten league campaign with an impressive 26-0 home victory against local rivals Market Rasen & Louth Wolfhounds.

The result means that Lincoln remain unbeaten at the top of the NLD Merit Table East 1 table.

Tom Law scoring a try during Lincoln’s derby victory against Market Rasen. | Photo: Mike Lincoln

Jack Randell diving over for a try for Lincoln. | Photo: Mike Lincoln

Lincoln Imps XV captain Sam Cave was among the try scorers against Market Rasen. | Photo: Mike Lincoln

Captain Sam Cave, Tom Law, Jack Miles, and Jack Randell all scored tries for the Imps.

Randell also added three conversions for Lincoln, while Kodi Strand was named as the home side’s man-of-the-match.

Rob Dunn in action for Market Rasen against Lincoln. | Photo: Mike Lincoln

George Pot-Pot in action for Market Rasen against Lincoln. | Photo: Mike Lincoln

Although Rasen didn’t have it all their own way, their man-of-the-match Will Tomlinson impressed in his first game at fly-half for the club.

Lincoln’s man-of-the-match Kodi Strand making an important tackle. | Photo: Mike Lincoln

Lincoln’s Under-16s beat Grimsby in the NLD Vase. | Photo: Emma Ryland

Lincoln’s Under-16s enjoyed a successful cup tie against Grimsby at the weekend after winning their NLD Vase Round 2 tie 29-0.

Jasper Wilson grabbed a brace of tries and Jak Harvey, Harry Money, and William Parfitt each scored one. Oliver Jorden added two conversions.

Other Results

In Regional 1 North East, Scunthorpe picked up a bonus point in a 43-22 defeat at second-placed Alnwick.

Captain Grant Elliott, Cam Christie, Josh Lugsden, and Tom Alldridge all scored tries for Scunthorpe, with the latter adding one conversion.

Market Rasen captain George Grant running with the ball. | Photo: Milo Berger

In Counties 1 Midlands East (North), Jack Norton and Alex Ruck both scored tries as Market Rasen & Louth lost 28-12 away against promotion-chasing Mellish.

Spen Holvey successfully kicked one conversion for Rasen, who began the game strongly with an early try but faded as the game went on while Mellish got more fired up.

Alex Ruck competing in the lineout for Market Rasen and being lifted by Jack Norton and Will Crowe. | Photo: Milo Berger

Bourne’s Jake Appleby shrugging off the St Ives defence. | Photo: Alan Hancock

Bourne had a weekend to remember as they claimed an emphatic 43-3 home win over St Ives (Midlands).

Captain Sam Evison grabbed a brace of tries and Josh Lynch, Adam Binns, Harry Cole and Sam Thornburn each scored one.

Bourne’s Sam Harby on the charge through the defence. | Photo: Alan Hancock

Conor Kelly in action for Bourne against St Ives. | Photo: Alan Hancock

Bourne’s remaining points came via the boot of Evison who kicked five conversions and one penalty.

Harry Cole in action for Bourne against St Ives. | Photo: Alan Hancock

Jack Jones and Harry Ayton both scored tries, and Samuel Dumigan added one conversion, as Stamford lost 22-12 at Vipers.

It was a great day for Boston who comprehensively beat East Retford 79-0. | Photo: Niall Thomson

In Counties 2 Midlands East (North), Jose Araujo and Sean Bishop crossed for four tries apiece as Boston recorded a dominant 79-0 home win over East Retford.

Tom Loveley grabbed a brace of tries and Luke Fowler, Lewis Eldin, and Mason Coulam each scored one.

Jose Araujo scored four tries during Boston’s 79-0 victory. | Photo: Wayne Lagden

Boston club captain Ross Noble makes a break. | Photo: Wayne Lagden

Sean Bishop scoring one of his four tries for Boston against East Retford. | Photo: Wayne Lagden

Wayne Harley kicked five conversions and Rowan Mason added two.

Jim Bray was named as Boston’s man-of-the-match in what was a great performance by the Lincolnshire side.

Wayne Harley kicked five conversions for Boston. | Photo: Wayne Lagden

Mike Vankampen crossed for two tries as Grimsby claimed an impressive 38-14 win away against Bakewell Mannerians.

Nathan Watson, Doug Clough, Allan Oliver and Josh Rose also scored tries for Grimsby, while Jess Matthews successfully kicked four conversions.

In the East Yorkshire Merit Table, Grimsby’s 2nd XV drew 15-15 with league leaders Driffield.

Ian Macdonald grabbed a brace of tries and Matt Searle scored one.

Gainsborough and Belper getting ready to contest a scrum. | Photo: Tom Ellis

Back in Counties 2 Midlands East (North), man-of-the-match Kieron Smythe was among the try scorers as Gainsborough won 49-14 at Belper.

Jordy Holden, Brad Beresford, Richard Greenway, Ben Watson and Robbie Goodyear also scored tries for Gainsborough, with the latter kicking three conversions and a penalty.

Brad Beresford also kicked some points with two penalties and two conversions.

Gainsborough and Belper contest a lineout. | Photo: Tom Ellis

It was a frustrating weekend for promotion-chasing Kesteven, who are now second after a 52-27 defeat at Ashfield.

Harry Cox and Dan Turner crossed for two tries apiece for Kesteven, while Will Walker also grabbed a five-pointer as well as kicking one conversion.

In Counties 2 Midlands East (South), second-placed Spalding lost only their third league game of the season as they were defeated 38-33 away at third-placed Stewarts & Lloyds.

Spalding captain Luke Turner crossed for a brace of tries, while Miguel Da Silva, Will Shields, and Conall Mason each scored one, with the latter also kicking four conversions.

In Counties 3 Midlands East (North), Oliver Nance marked his long-awaited comeback from injury with a try as Cleethorpes claimed an impressive 43-17 home win over Ollerton.

Captain Issac Machon and Rob Bruce grabbed a brace of tries apiece, while Mike Burton and Harrison Bell each scored one.

Cleethorpes’ remaining points came via the boot of Morgan Adams who kicked four conversions.

Sleaford were forced to contend with too many injuries and unavailabilities so were left with no choice but to concede their away match against Newark’s 2nd XV.

The match between North Hykeham and Gainsborough was played in a great spirit. | Photo: Tommy Jarvis

North Hykeham’s 2nd XV enjoyed a great 31-10 win against Gainsborough’s second team thanks to a hat-trick of tries from Rob Booth.

Gareth Alder-Woolf and Karl Ward also scored tries, while Booth kicked three conversions.

Gainsborough’s tries were scored by Stevie Hutt and Daniel Dawson.

Players gathered together after the match between North Hykeham and Gainsborough. | Photo: Tommy Jarvis

Gareth Alder-Woolf was among the try scorers for North Hykeham. | Photo: Tommy Jarvis

Andrew McClelland played the full 80 minutes for North Hykeham against Gainsborough. | Photo: Tommy Jarvis

Carl Brierley Lewis crossing for a try for Stamford College Old Boys. | Photo: Ray Bates

In Counties 3 Midlands East (South), Carl Brierley Lewis grabbed a brace of tries as Stamford College Old Boys secured an impressive 31-12 home win against Thorney.

Lewis Manning and Harry Bell also scored tries for the Lincolnshire side.

Stamford’s remaining points came via the boot of Brierley Lewis who kicked four conversions and one penalty.

Stamford’s Alex Walker making a hit. | Photo: Ray Bates

Stamford’s Lewis Manning making a break. | Photo: Ray Bates

Stamford College Old Boys captain Callum Fraser in action against Thorney. | Photo: Ray Bates

Skegness showed great team spirit as they beat Kesteven 48-12. | Photo: Moose Photography

In NLD Merit Table East 1, Carlos Reyes crossed for a hat-trick of tries as Skegness claimed a 48-12 home victory over Kesteven’s 2nd XV.

Patrick Chawner grabbed two tries for Skegness and Dan Halliday, Lewis Morgan, and John Hummel each scored one, with the latter also adding four conversions.

Carlos Reyes scored a hat-trick of tries for Skegness against Kesteven. | Photo: Moose Photography

Captain Sean Cummings and Gav Smith both scored tries for Kesteven and Michael Coghill successfully kicked one conversion.

Kesteven also participated in a rugby against cancer sock day in support of one of the Skegness players. Captain Cummings said the “lads did a whip round donating £110 to the Boston Chemotherapy Ward.”

Captain Sean Cummings (right) said his players “really stood up and did not just themselves proud but their badge and their club”. | Photo: Moose Photography

Horncastle’s match against Stamford was called off after it was conceded by the opposition.

Barton after their match against Goole. | Photo: Beckie Cronshaw

In the East Yorkshire Merit League, Barton & District battled hard in a 21-12 home defeat against Goole.

Tom Marlow and Adam Welsh both scored tries for Barton and Morgan Williams added one conversion.

The club said they also wanted to say a “massive thank you to the lads at The Rugby Pilgrimage for coming and taking part in our fixture against Goole.”

“The guys are promoting the beautiful game we call rugby union to drive participation up,” Barton added.

James Laud in action for Deepings. | Photo: Jason Purllant

The Deeping Dinosaurs were in action with a home friendly against Stewarts and Lloyds and battled hard in a 74-5 defeat.

Steve Herrington scored the Lincolnshire side’s only try of the match.

Try scorer Steve Herrington in action for Deepings. | Photo: Jason Purllant

Deepings’ Under-17s enjoyed two matches against Boston and Spalding.

The match against Boston ended in a narrow 10-5 defeat before Deepings battled to a 15-15 draw against Spalding.

Deepings’ Under-17s team. | Photo: Claire Bamford

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