Bourne Rugby Club crushed Westwood 48-10 at Milking Nook Drove to record their first win of the season on Saturday.
Bourne scored seven tries with a hat-trick for Llewellyn Myberg, two for Matt Ross and one each for Tim Bishop and skipper Adam Binns. Five conversions and a penalty added to the home side’s tally.
“It was a brilliant day,” said Binns. “I think we deserved it after the start to the season when we did not have the easiest teams.”
Bourne faced two of the favourites to win the Midlands 4 East (South) division in their opening three matches and Binns added: “We held Brackley for 65 minutes the week before and this time it went even better. We secured our own ball better and scrummaged well. I don’t think we lost a single line-out.
“We conceded first but gave us a shock. After that the support play was excellent.
“We have always said that we have a mobile pack and they really showed that on Saturday.”
Bourne’s next league game is on October 20 at Thorney, who have picked up just one point this season, and Binns’ side will fancy their chances of building on Saturday’s victory in that clash.
“We have to beat the four or five teams around us and if we work hard we can cause a few surprises along the way,” added Binns.
“Our squad is strong in depth. All the youngsters have stepped up and all the players have to fight for their place.”
Bourne: Jake Appleby, Xanti Xipu, Jim Clark, John Hume, Anthony Hilliam-Cooke (James Pattison), Ed Hilliam-Cooke, Tom Bishop, Paul Mamby (Simon pick), Jack Berry (tom Donnelly), Llewellyn Myberg, Tom Dixon (Ashley Reeves), Liam Parker, Andrew Dixon (Harry Hodgson-Barnes), Matt Ross, Adam Binns.
Match sponsor: Simplicity Works.
Tomorrow the club hosts a special match between a President’s XV, featuring a back row with a combined age in excess of 180, and team made up of 1st and 2nd XV players. The match starts at 3pm with spectators welcome to take a look at the club.
Bourne’s U17s thumped Mellish 52-7 in the NLC League on Sunday.
Sam Robinson scored for Bourne in the first two minutes and Charlie Legge twice, Tai Mutisi and Josh Nassau all went over to open up a big half time lead.
Andy Hart scored a trio of tries in the second half as Bourne turned on the style.
Bourne U17: Charlie Legge, Harry Jervis, Tyler Bailey, Tai Mutisi, Josh Nassau, Joe Smith, Sam Robinson, Nathan Denial, George Lindley, Charlie Haddow, Andy Hart, Ed Booth, James West, Adam Edwards and Tim Waltham.