Rugby Union

MATCH VERDICT: Bourne down Deepings in absence of head coach to win titanic derby

A former Bourne Grammar School student called up from his club’s Development XV is the toast of Milking Nook Drove tonight.

DERBY DUEL: Sam Thornburn, Michael Harrison (centre) and Tom Dixon fight for possession as Bourne and Deepings clash at Milking Nook Drove last season.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

RUGBY UNION: Derby day duel for Bourne and Deepings

Bourne and Deepings meet for the first time this season at Milking Nook Drove, Bourne, tomorrow at opposite ends of the form table.


MATCH VERDICT: Deepings set sights on cup glory after ending Huntingdon 2nds jinx

Deepings are through to the semi-finals of the Hunts and Peterborough Cup after a 46-25 win over Huntingdon 2nds at Linchfield Road.

BAD VASE DAY: Centre Sam Harby scored both of Bourne's tries in their 38-15 defeat at Nottingham Moderns in round two of the Midlands Junior Vase.  Photo by Simon Perkins.

MATCH VERDICT: Bourne save their worst for Vase loss at Moderns

Bourne suffered their third straight defeat in league and cup after a disappointing defeat at Midlands Four East (North) side Nottingham Moderns on Saturday.


RUGBY UNION: Spalding well beaten as hosts hit top form

Spalding conceded 40 points before the break on their way to a heavy defeat.

Spalding Rugby Club

RUGBY UNION: Fourth league defeat sends Spalding to bottom

Saturday’s loss was a big disappointment to the Spalding players following the previous week’s spirited performance – especially with, on paper, a strong team.

MEN OF ACTION: Man of the match flanker Fraser Leiper (left) and vice-captain on the attack for Deepings against Bedford Swifts at Linchfield Road.

MATCH VERDICT: Deepings boys come of age to star in green

On any other match day, Deepings reliable tight-head prop Gareth Silverwood would have taken the plaudits for scoring three tries, all at crucial times, to lead the Green Machine to victory over Bedford Swifts at Linchfield Road.

TRY SCORER: Bourne winger Rob Bentley (left) scored one of his side's four tries in their 34-26 defeat at Brackley.  Photo by Simon Perkins.

MATCH VERDICT: Bourne bag losing bonus point for quartet of tries at Brackley

Bourne coach Dave Maudsley drew plenty of positives from a game where three key players, including himself, were missing from the team.

STRONGMEN BEATS SWIFTS: Deepings captain Lance Charity and full back Aram Jones with team-mates after their 24-17 win over Bedford Swifts at Linchfield Road.

MATCH VERDICT: Deepings clip Bedford Swifts’ wings as Green Machine’s boys become men

Deepings kept their unbeaten home record after a gutsy win over winless Bedford Swifts at Linchfield Road today.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Aram Jones scored his first try for Deepings since his prize capture from Stamford College Old Boys during the summer.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

MATCH VERDICT: Deepings handed derby loss at Thorney after last-minute pullouts

There were derby day blues for Deepings after travelling to Thorney without several first-choice players, some of whom withdrew at short notice.

TRY SCORER: Donald Sweeting touched down for Bourne at Wellingborough Old Grammarians.  Photo by Alan Hancock.

MATCH VERDICT: First loss for Bourne but still positives from Old Grammarians trip

The mood in the Bourne camp is still positive despite their first loss of the season at Wellingborough Old Grammarians (OG).

GOOD BEGINNINGS: Ash Piccaver scores the opening try for Spalding against Loughborough at Memorial Field.  Photo by Adrian Smith.

MATCH VERDICT: ‘Second half lapse cost us’, admits Spalding skipper Winch

Spalding lost a game they seemed destined to win as Loughborough showed why they are top of Midlands Two East (North) with a come-from-behind 17-14 win at Memorial Field yesterday.

LOSING BONUS POINT: Adam Castle scored his first senior try for Spalding but his side lost 17-14 to Midlands Two East (North) leaders Loughborough at Memorial Field.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

MATCH VERDICT: Spalding lose home heartbreaker to league leaders Loughborough

Spalding are still without a league win after letting a 14-0 lead slip at the hands of Loughborough at Memorial Field.

MATCH ACTION: Following three defeats, Spalding finally earned their first victory of the campaign at home to Oundle in the Intermediate Cup on Saturday afternoon. Photos: TIM WILSON

RUGBY UNION: Cowell has ‘X factor’ for Spalding

Sam Cowell’s last-minute try secured victory for Spalding on Saturday.

Centre Sam Harby makes it Bourne 44 Ollerton 0 at Milking Nook Drove.  Photo by Simon Perkins.

MATCH VERDICT: Another Vase run under way for Bourne despite second-half dip

Bourne’s unbeaten start to the season continued with a routine win against Midlands Four East (North) side Ollerton at Milking Nook Drove.

Deepings went to Skegness and won 22-17 in round one of this season's Midlands Junior Vase.

MATCH VERDICT: Deepings squeeze past Skegness in first round of Vase

Deepings kept the momentum going from their home derby win against Stamford College Old Boys with cup tie success at Skegness.

Bourne RUFC 1st XV captain Tom Dixon who scored two tries in his side's 58-7 win over Ollerton in round one of this season's Midlands Junior Vase at Milking Nook Drove.  Photo by Alan Hancock.

MATCH VERDICT: Bourne breeze past Ollerton in Midlands Junior Vase

Winning is a habit for Bourne after their September programme of matches ended with a one-sided domination of Ollerton at Milking Nook Drove today.

Action from Kesteven v Spalding. Photos: ADRIAN SMITH

RUGBY UNION: Derby defeat for Spalding

A dramatic finish to the derby on Saturday saw Spalding beaten by a single point.

Luke Whitby is congratulated on scoring Deepings's opening try by Matt Morton and Michael Wainwirght.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

MATCH VERDICT: Deepings helped by derby day debutants to get past Stamford College Old Boys

A superior display by the forwards was the key to Deepings’ derby day win over Notts, Lincs and Derbys Intermediate Cup holders Stamford College Old Boys.

Sam Thornburn scores one of four tries for Bourne against Bedford Swifts.  Photo by Alan Hancock.

MATCH VERDICT: Brilliant Bourne put pale Bedford Swifts to flight

Buoyant Bourne put together back-to-back wins at the start of a seson for the first time in five years with a demolition job on Bedford Swifts.

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