Bourne showing progress after back-to-back wins

Bradley Hiscocks and Harley Giullari in action for Bourne against Stamford College Old Boys.  Photo by Alan Hancock.
Bradley Hiscocks and Harley Giullari in action for Bourne against Stamford College Old Boys. Photo by Alan Hancock.
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Bourne joint coach John Forbes praised his side’s discipline and ball winning skills after a tight derby win over Stamford College Old Boys at Milking Nook Drove on Saturday.

Captain Tom Dixon scored all eight points with an unconverted try and penalty which saw his side follow up their impressive win at Sileby Town a week earlier.

Forbes said: “It was a tight game where we had a lot of possession but never seemed to use it effectively.

“Nevertheless, it was a very, very good result and we showed some resilience, holding it together and toughing it out.

“Good numbers turning up to training is slowly paying off in time for our Lincolnshire Cup semi-final at Cleethorpes on April 23.

“The boys are starting to pull themselves together and we’ll be looking to do well at Thorney on Saturday.

It was a very, very good result and we showed some resilience, holding it together and toughing it out

Bourne RUFC joint coach John Forbes

“We’ve lost our last three games against them by an average of 50 points so we’re looking to turn the corner against them.”

The only try of the game on Saturday started with a good Bourne drive towards the Old Boys’ try line before Dixon picked up the ball and went over.

But Forbes said: “We could have scored a bundle of tries, but our execution and passing of the ball to hands didn’t stick.

“But I was pleased for the boys because they showed discipline and kept their heads, leading to a big improvement in their performance.”