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1sts in fine form despite delay


Newark 1st played some of their best rugby of the season in recording an impressive 30-3 away win over Market Bosworth in Midlands Two East.

Officials decided to move the contest from the main pitch after a sewage leaked from a burst pipe at one end of the field.

But, despite the ten minute delay to the start of the game, Newark started strong, allowing Bosworth only one penalty goal in the first half.

Buddha Waqalevu continued his good form by touching down the first try after a kick and chase.

Newarks second try came from centre Ed Collishaw, which captain Danny Coen, who had earlier landed a penalty goal, improved. By the interval Newark led 15-3.

In the second half, Newark dominated and played some of their best rugby for a few months.

Waqalevu grabbed a second try, which Coen converted.

The wing could have claimed a third try but, in an effort to give a colleague an chance to touch down, he decided to pass when over the try line

After Coen kicked his second penalty goal, Newarks fourth and final try went to full-back Richard Byrom.

Newark also introduced new player Will Nelson, from Nottingham.

He played the last 30 minutes at centre in place of Mark Miller.

A more familiar face back on duty was ex-captain Charlie Claydon after the back row had missed the last month due to a hamstring problem.

The victory keeps Newark in fourth place and they are now only four points behind leaders Kettering who they travel to on Saturday, March 29.

Tomorrow the Blue and Whites host Melton, kick off 3pm.

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