RUGBY: Victory is just around the corner says Bourne skipper

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BOURNE RFC skipper Adam Binns says his side is adjusting quickly to life at a higher level and that victories will soon come their way.

The Milking Nook Drove side stepped up from the Lincolnshire Merit league to the RFU Midlends 4 East (South) this season and faced two of the pre-season favourites in their opening games. Bourne lost 57-8 to St Neots on the opening day, and then 31-5 at Bedford Swifts last Saturday but Binns says there are “lots of positives” to take from both games.

He said: “The league is a very good standard. We just have to keep going and work hard as a unit.

“Our front row all put their head in where it hurts against St Neots and Eddie Hilliam-Cooke has had a really good start. They’ve all played well really, and if we carry on this way we will do well.”

He added: “There have been a lot of positives. We always knew St Neots would be difficult. They brought a big pack but the lads kept on fighting for the team.

“We still got some points so it proves that we can break teams like that down, and I think that we played better than the scorelines suggest in both games.

“We have to play the top teams at some point and I believe we will still cause some upsets.”

Bourne 1st XV play Skegness away tomorrow in the RFU Junior Vase. The second XV begin their season with a home tie against North Hykeham 2nd XV.

Bourne (against Bedford): Simon Pick, Tom Donelly, Tom Bishop, John Hume, Tom Dixon, Eddie Hilliam-Cooke, Alan Faversham (Steve Hirschfield), Drew Castle, Llewellyn Myburgh, Matthew Ross, Liam Parker, Andrew Dixon (aiden Smith), Ewan Jones, Adam Binns.