Stamford Colts mark their return to action with an emphatic win against Boston Rugby Club
Stamford Colts got their disrupted season off to a flying start on Sunday by scoring nine tries in an emphatic 55-14 win at home to their Boston counterparts.
The home team took control of the game from the start with Ciaran Dolby dusting the cobwebs off the scoreboard after just five minutes when he received the ball from a penalty on the 20 metre line and powered past three defenders and over the line to score in the corner.
Stamford scored their second try of the day shortly after which once again came from a penalty.
This time Charlie Osborne-Smith collected the ball 10 metres from the line and drove himself through the Boston defence and placed the ball down by the defence’s posts.
Stamford continued to dominate through the first half of the match and were impressive in every position on the field.
The Stamford forwards were always first to the ball and the backs were very quick to deliver when required and their turn of pace almost always left the away team in their wake.
Ben O'Connor continued the first half try fest when he received the ball that had been passed down the line and ran towards the try line to score a typical winger's try in the corner.
It was not long before Dolby scored his second try of the game after going under the posts before debutant Daan Jazet scored his first club try after receiving the ball from a line out.
The first half finished with Tom Chesworth scoring Stamford's sixth try.
The second half saw a change in Stamford’s line out but not in their almost complete dominance over the visitors.
Man of the match Osborne-Smith completed his hat trick of tries while Seb De Castro scored from a penalty.
Boston did manage to score two tries towards the end of the game but, with O'Connor also slotting five conversions, the honours and bragging rights went to Stamford.
Stamford: Chesworth, Dolby, Atkin, Tekei, Macintosh, Jazet, Howard, De Castro, Rambaldi, O’Connor, Criddle, Wells, Misimisi, Stokes, Fitch, Johnstone, Osborne-Smith, Johnson, Shaw, Chambers, Shewing.