Club app icon

Pitchero Club

The official East Retford RUFC app

View

1st XV - Match centre

Boston
East Retford
Tries
S Phillips, D Howard, C Trenham
Conversions
D Preece (2)
Penalties
D Preece
Sat 26 Jan 14:15 - Midlands Division - Midlands 4 East (North) Full time

Boston 1st XV 28 Pts v East Retford 1st XV 22 Pts

By

Gruelling battle ends in defeat!

With the wind at the backs, Boston made a strong start to the game on what was clearly going to be testing afternoon for Retford in cold and wet conditions. Retford did well to soak up the pressure at the lineout but ill-discipline led to an early Boston penalty, soon followed by a Boston try in the corner.
The home side taking an early 10-0 lead. Retford responded well, building phases to gain territory, for Chris Trenham to snipe over, converted by Dan Preece. Boston kept applying the pressure, giving them a long range penalty and second try in the corner, taking an 18-7 lead with 30 minutes gone.
The ten minutes would prove crucial and Retford played the conditions brilliantly. All the forwards contributed to numerous bump and runs, recycled the ball well in order to march 50 metres into the wind down the left touchline. Simon Philips eventually powered over, leaving the game well balanced at half time, 18-14 to Boston.
Retford came out powerfully knowing they had done well to stay in the game. They worked hard to win more breakdown ball, which set up a powerful run by Dave Howard who crossed for Retford’s third try and giving them the lead for the first time in the match.
Josh Freeman exemplified Retford’s hard work, when he sprinted back to make a fantastic try saving tackle metres from the line. Further Boston pressure however led to their third try. Then the referee deemed fullback Mick Sykes’s tackle to be dangerous and worthy of a red card, a turning point in the game.
The relentless pressure allowed Boston to cross for their fourth try, 28-19 to Boston. In a last ditch attempt, Retford could only do enough to secure well converted penalty by Preece, proving too little too late. 28-22 at full time to Boston, Retford walk away from the fixture with areas to improve but still proud of their fantastic 17 match winning run.
Perhaps on another day, with a bit more luck and more favourable decisions, Retford would have come out on top. Man of the Match went to captain Dan Preece for leading the way in attack with powerful ball carrying and impressive goal kicking in difficult conditions. Lots of work to be done by donkey Dan Lodge this week, both in the gym and on the training field, to make sure he avoids any further defensive embarrassment on the wing.

Danny Preece

Player of the Match

Danny Preece

Key moments

1:00
Try Simon Phillips scores for East Retford
2:00
Try David Howard scores for East Retford
3:00
Conversion Danny Preece kicks a conversion for East Retford
4:00
Conversion Danny Preece kicks a conversion for East Retford
5:00
Penalty Danny Preece kicks a penalty for East Retford
6:00
Try Chris Trenham scores for East Retford

Highlights

View 0 new events
80:00 Player of the Match
Danny Preece is awarded player of the match for East Retford
End of period 1
6:00 Try 0 - 22
Chris Trenham scores for East Retford
5:00 Penalty 0 - 17
Danny Preece kicks a penalty for East Retford
4:00 Conversion 0 - 14
Danny Preece kicks a conversion for East Retford
3:00 Conversion 0 - 12
Danny Preece kicks a conversion for East Retford
2:00 Try 0 - 10
David Howard scores for East Retford
1:00 Try 0 - 5
Simon Phillips scores for East Retford
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Boston
  • East Retford
  • 0
  • Simon Phillips Try 1:00'
  • David Howard Try 2:00'
  • Danny Preece Conversion 3:00'
  • Danny Preece Conversion 4:00'
  • Danny Preece Penalty 5:00'
  • Chris Trenham Try 6:00'

Team selection

Only authorised club members can view team selection.

League round up

Other Midlands 4 East (North) results

18
27
Cleethorpes
Worksop
5
28

Comments

Loading comments

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Grimsby 26 109
2. Mellish 26 107
3. Cleethorpes 26 99
4. East Retford 26 99
5. Boston 26 89
6. North Hykeham 26 88
7. Ollerton 26 63

Team sponsor

Affiliations

Club sponsors