Home side make advantage count against Bourne

Josh Jordan-Boddey who scored Bourne's only try at Thorney.  Photo by Alan Hancock.
Josh Jordan-Boddey who scored Bourne's only try at Thorney. Photo by Alan Hancock.

MIDLANDS FOUR EAST (SOUTH): Thorney 29 Bourne 7

Bourne captain Tom Dixon admitted a slow start was to blame for his side’s failure to make it three wins in a row at Thorney.

We struggled in the set-pieces, lineouts and scrums, resulting in poor ball for the strong set of backs we had like Sam Thornburn who we couldn’t utilise

Tom Dixon, Bourne RUFC

Josh Boddey scored the solitary try for the visitors at Ron Jacobs Playing Fields where they edged the second half, according to Dixon.

“We took 20 to 30 minutes to get going in the first half which cost us,” Dixon said.

“Thorney scored a couple of quick tries and it took us a while to settle down after that.

“But we were missing Paul Mamby and Neil Wood which meant that we struggled in the set-pieces, lineouts and scrums, resulting in poor ball for the strong set of backs we had like Sam Thornburn who we couldn’t utilise.

“We’re still positive about the Lincs Cup game next week at Cleethorpes but we’ll have to get the effects of travelling there out of us as they are a decent side who will be up for the game.”