Big league wins for Gainsborough and Hykeham

Gainsborough, North Hykeham and Sleaford all secured big wins in the Midlands Four East (North) as the only handful of games involving Lincolnshire were played over Easter weekend, and the days leading up to it.

Brad Beresford grabbed a six-trick of tries and kicked seven conversions as champions Gainsborough claimed an impressive 61-24 win against Cleethorpes.

Man-of-the-match Luke Pashley, Matthew Meadows, Ben Day, Jono Day, Chris Mangan, and Jordy Holden each scored one.

Gainsborough’s number eight Daniel Chadwick offloading to winger Ben Day. | Photo: Mike Collins

Gainsborough’s Ben Day crossing for a try. | Photo: Mike Collins

Tom Mell also kicked one conversion for Gainsborough, who has won 18 of their 19 league games this season.

Gainsborough’s Brad Beresford kicked seven conversions and crossed for a hat-trick of tries against Cleethorpes. | Photo: Mike Collins

Gainsborough’s Ben Day crashing the ball into contact. | Photo: Mike Collins

Dan McDaid, Stew Hyde, and Steven Brodderick all scored tries for Cleethorpes.

Cleethorpes battled bravely against in-form Gainsborough and Brodderick successfully slotted over three conversions and one penalty.

Hooker Chris Mangan offloading the ball for Gainsborough. | Photo: Mike Collins

North Hykeham captain Ross O’Loughlin jumping highest to win a lineout against Worksop. | Photo: Ben Thomas

Sam Cooke, Paul Budden, and James Husband grabbed two tries apiece as North Hykeham secured an emphatic 69-20 home victory against Worksop.

Captain Ross O’Loughlin continued his comeback from injury by getting a full 80 minutes under his belt in a try-scoring performance.

Steve Quinlan, Mark Munton, Dan Shepherd, and Rob Booth each scored one try, with the latter also kicking six conversations.

Dave Hill also slotted over a conversion on what was a fine afternoon for North Hykeham.

Worksop and North Hykeham preparing to contest a scrum. | Photo: Ben Thomas

Captain Dan Mackie and Joe Jones both grabbed a brace of tries as second-placed Sleaford beat Ollerton 36-22.

James Hough and Ben Jones also crossed for tries for Sleaford, with Mackie adding three conversions.

Before league action resumes, Sleaford face a cup semi-final against Stamford College Old Boys on Wednesday, April 20.

Deepings after their big 67-0 cup win against Thorney. | Photo: James Davidson

Lance Charity grabbed a six-trick of tries as Deepings secured their place in the Huntingdonshire & Peterborough Cup Final with a 67-0 win against Thorney.

Luke Whitby crossed for a brace of tries, while brothers Ryan and Matt Cuthbertson, Archie Sawyer, Kelvin Squires, Billy Musson and Ciaran Thompson each scored one.

Chris Owen successfully slotted over five conversations and Chris Barrett added one to complete a fine victory for the Lincolnshire side, which was led by captain Lewis Cannell and a valiant effort from the youngsters in the squad.

Aron Minchell, James Mason, Archie Sawyer, Matt Cuthbertson and Billy Musson all put in a solid performance.

Scunthorpe battled hard before narrowly losing 20-14 in their NLD Cup semi-final away against Paviors.

Dave Garbutt scored two tries for Scunthorpe, which were both converted by Tom Alldridge.

Before their league action resumes, Scunthorpe will host Lincoln in the Lincolnshire Cup semi-final during the evening of Wednesday, April 20th.

Bourne’s Josh Lynch in action during the Lincolnshire Cup semi-final clash against Stamford. | Photo: Alan Hancock

The winners of that will face Stamford in the final after they narrowly beat Bourne 24-17 in last week’s semi-final clash.

Harry Thornburn and Dan Smith both scored tries for Bourne, with Sam Evison kicking two conversions and one penalty.

Bourne’s Dan smith tackling, with Ollie Cooke supporting, in an attempt to stop a Stamford attack. | Photo: Alan Hancock

Chris Wheeler with a pick and go for Bourne against Stamford. | Photo: Alan Hancock

Stamford on the attack against Bourne during their victorious semi-final match. | Photo: Alan Hancock

Jess Whittaker was among the try scorers for Grimsby against Hemsworth. | Photo: Jo Moore

Grimsby Lynx Women continued their development with a hard-fought 10-10 draw in a friendly against Hemsworth.

Jess Whittaker and Grace Ross scored the tries for the North East Lincolnshire club.

Rebecca Tacey in action for Grimsby against Hemsworth. | Photo: Jo Moore

Emma Mason worked hard and had a good solid game for Grimsby. | Photo: Jo Moore

Grimsby’s Jenny Mclaughlin offloading the ball to Emma Mason. | Photo: Jo Moore

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