MIDLANDS FOUR EAST (SOUTH): Queens 53 Bourne 10
Bourne skipper Tom Dixon saved his side from a complete shutout as Queens blew their lowly opponents away at Putnoe Woods, Bedford.
We went to Queens with the right intentions but couldn’t put it down on paper and we conceded a few soft triesBourne 1st XV skipper Tom Dixon
Dixon’s men knew they were up against it without injured kicker Adam Binns, hooker Jake Appleby and centre Rab Forbes, leaving coaches John Forbes and Nigel Lindley to shuffle the pack.
Queens hurt Bourne, particularly from wide areas, as a stream of tries from overlaps and the wings made it a tough away day for Dixon’s side.
“We were going to struggle from the outset with a weakened side against quite a well-drilled team like Queens,” Dixon said.
“We went there with the right intentions but couldn’t put it down on paper and the wind played a big part in the match.
“As a team, we managed to hold Queens off for a bit before we conceded a few soft tries, mainly out on the wings and with overlaps.
“I managed to score a converted try and a penalty, getting all ten points for us, but I missed another penalty due to the wind which was a bit of a pain.
“But we were happy to get some points on the scoreboard.”
Bourne host Sileby Town at Milking Nook Drove on Saturday on the same day as the club’s annual Christmas dinner.