RUGBY: Kesteven mean business

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Midlands League 3

East (North)

Kesteven 50

Worksop 7

KESTEVEN started as if they meant business with some flamboyant rugby, but somehow it did not seem to come off.

Some passes were just too ambitious and Worksop took advantage of one to intercept on half way and run in for the first try. The conversion gave them an early seven-point lead.

Kesteven were shaken by this but still tried to play the game at pace. When Worksop were penalisd in front of their posts, Ollie Wood reacted quickly with a tap kick. When he looked for support he found Richard Midgely who was able to force his way over the line for the try.

Ks were still struggling to find their rhythym as passes just did not go to hand, but eventually added a second try to give them the lead. This time James Cowley took a pass from Wood at speed to charge over for the try.

In the last ten minutes of the half the fluency returned and Dan Turner and Will Bradley both scored good tries. Grant Ward found his range with the boot and added both conversions to take the score to 24-7 at the break. The fourth try ensured the bonus point.

The second half should have seen Ks settle but still Worksop defended doggedly, making hard work for the home team. But Worksop had no answer to the direct running of Dan Turner. His breaks paved the way firstly for a try by Harland, before Jordan broke through to score. Ward converted Jordan’s try.

Bradley was unlucky to be yellow carded for a tackle but this did not deter the home team as they added to their score. Dan Turner again made the break and found Odams in support. Odams sold an outrageous dummy with a shimmy of the hips to score his second try in two weeks.

Jordan found space on the wing to run in from half-way for his second try. Ward converted both tries with a couple of great kicks to bring up the 50-point mark.

Kesteven: Lines, Ward, Bradley, Goodrich, P. Jordan, Harland, Wood, Odams, Brown, Cowley, Pert, Durrance, Flear, D. Turner, Midgely. Reps: N. Turner, Hanson, Paton.