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Opening spell is Bourne’s best yet

Bourne v Gainsborough rugby action at Milking Nook Drove, Bourne
First try in first five minutes
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Bourne v Gainsborough rugby action at Milking Nook Drove, Bourne First try in first five minutes Photo: SG101112-TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Bourne turned on the style during the opening spell of their cup tie against Gainsborough, blowing the Lincs Merit League side away during a devastating early spell.

Bourne won 33-19 with Edward Hilliam-Cooke, Ewan Jones and Matt Ross all scoring tries - the latter two going over twice.

Skipper Adam Binns kicked the remainder of Bourne’s points on a day when Bourne’s showed their full potential.

Binns said: “We were all over them for the first 20 minutes. I think it was the best 20 minutes that I have seen from a Bourne side.

“We were formidable.”

After the sensational opening spell, Bourne eased off and Gainsborough made inroads.

“Before and after half-time they got themselves back into the game although their first was due a bit of luck,” said Binns. “The ball spilled from a tackle and they picked up and scored.”

Bourne face Aylestone Athletic tomorrow and it is a game that Binns says his side have targeted as an indicator of their progress since promotion last summer.

He said: “It’s a really big game for us. This is the sort of team that we will need to beat if we are to finish in the top six.”

The secret to Bourne’s improvement may be the work of three extra coaches.

Nigel Lindley, Ian Knight and Mark Thomas have all taken up coaching roles allowing the side to focus on aspects of each players’ game.

Bourne: Tom Mellor, Xanti Xipu, Jake Appleby, Anthony Hilliam-Cooke, Tom Douglas, Dan Bishop, Jason Rushton, Drew Castle, Jack Berry, Matt Ross, Ewan Jones, Daniel Daniel Bonham, Dale Falconer, Adam binns. Reps: Aiden Smith, Lee Wilcox, James Patterson, Paul Mamby.

 

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