Nottinghamians RFC - North Hykeham 13 Nottinghamians 22

North Hykeham 13 Nottinghamians 22

Hamians came away with a bonus point win in their clash with North Hykeham.

Hamians arrived in Lincolnshire in high spirits with a full squad, and looking for their first league win of the season. After weathering some opening pressure from Hykeham, Hamians opened the scoring when pressure on the line told and a great passing move ended with Tommy Leavy feeding Begley for his first Hamians try in the corner. With a narrow angle and heavy wind hopes were not high that Pat would land the kick. He didn't.

Hykeham then enjoyed their best period of pressure, but resolute defending saw hykeham run out of ideas, who panicked and went for a drop goal. 5-3. But Hamians were buoyed by their lack of confidence in getting over the line. A penalty for a non-existant high shot was goaled and the first half ended 6-5 to the Home team.

The second half started as first did, Hamians scored first. The forwards created the platform and the backs exploited the space. Again the ball arrived in Begley's hands and he stepped to beak his opposite number and grounded over the line. Kick missed, 10-5.

Next over the whitewash was skilful prop May who dummied and broke covering the last 20m with ease. Pat converted for 17-6 with 20 to play.

Captain Page stressed the importance of discipline to his troops and backed up his words shortly after by getting a yellow card for a blatent headshot. Twat of the match secured.

The ten minutes passed without incident and when Page returned to the pitch with 9 to play Hamians were soon celebrating. With the Hykeham defense in tatters, Gisborn ran the obvious line and made a 30m break. Page continued the momentum and offloaded to Strachan who released Wilkinson to dance down the touchline and scored in the corner.

Hykeham scored with the last play of the game to restore some pride, but Hamians were already celebrating.

On a day when the team win the game it was hard to pick a man of the match, but May picked up the award, for strong work in the scrum, and great work in the loose.