Inspirational Shaw leads Deeping win

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Queens 7 Deepings 22

THE Green Machine enjoyed a convincing win in the road for the first time this season.

With some subtle changes to the team there was a marked improvement on the previous week’s performance - a defeat to local rivals Stamford.

This week Deepings controlled the game from the start and vice-captain Ali Shaw led from the front scoring two tries in the first 10 minutes. Both were converted by Nick Dobie.

Queens struck back unleashing some pace to cut across the field to score under the posts. But Deepings hit back through centre George Offer.

The second half became a stalemate as the teams took turns in attacking but failing to cross each others’ try line. The only points came from the boot of Deepings replacement Fly Half, Steve Capper, who kicked a penalty.

Shaw was named man-of-the-match for his inspirational performance.

Deepings play Sleaford in the first round of the Lincolnshire Senior Cup tomorrow. Kick off is at 3pm.

l WHILE Deeping’s 1st XV were away in Bedford, Peterborough Vets were hosted by the Deepings Dinosaurs at Linchfield Road with the hosts running out 57-21 winners.

The game ended with the ceremonial burning of Peterborough player Dave Harrison’s boots.

Dave started his playing days at Deepings when he came out of the Army at 40 and moved to play at Peterborough 10 years ago. As he basted his boots in a brandy he said: “I started playing at Deeping, I decided it was time to finally pack up at the end of last season but it meant more to me to stop were I started so I hung on until today. It’s a shame about the result but I enjoyed my last match.”

l THE RFU have awarded Deeping ladies a win in their first match of the season after the ladies travelled to Hitchin on Sunday only to find their oppoents had not turned up.

Deeping had not been notified and picked up the three points with out touching the ball.