Kesteven third string strong throughout against Bourne 2nd

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Kesteven 3rd 53

Bourne 2nd 14

The visitors only brought 13 players but in the true spirit of the game Jordan Smith and Ben Betts agreed to turn out for the visitors.

The game started with some pace and Alex Ingram opened the scoring in the corner with a fast paced sprint from his own half.

From the restart, Kesteven looked strong with the forwards playing a tight game which resulted in Paul Bennett smashing over at short range for a second try.

Bourne played really well and kept themselves in the game up to the break.

Ks made a number of changes at half time and looked strong with Price running two quick tries, both of which were converted by Martin.

Bourne responded well, putting Kesteven under pressure, forcing an error in defence from which they scored a converted try.

Kesteven replied straight away from the restart with Jepson going over for a try which Martin converted.

Kesteven got on top and added a further two tries, Price completing his hat trick and Ingram gathering from the restart and running in his second.

Bourne sustained an injury with Dez Friel stepping up to cover, and he was rewarded with a try after some bad tackling from Kesteven. Smith kicked the conversion.

The last 10 minutes saw Ks running in a further tries from Ingram, who also completed his hat trick, and Jepson made it a brace. Martin converted the first.

Kesteven: Bennett, Login, Patton, O’Neill, Marvin, J. Smith, Morrissey, Hardy-Gillings, Draper, Martin, Anderson, Orme, Willers, Ingram, Cunningham. Reps: P. Dolan, Charles, Brown, Jepson, A. Price, Chambers (Smith, Betts and Friel played for Bourne).