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Newark Rugby Club Colts through to the fourth round of the national age group competition for the first time

Exciting times are underway at Newark Rugby Club as their Colts have reached the fourth round of the national age group competition for the first time.

The colts are a category for youth players between the ages of 17 and 18.

The side will now face a side at Chester in the competition on Sunday, January 14.

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After a win at Doncaster, 38-19, a last-minute try and conversion earned Newark a 17-17 draw at Market Rasen.

Extra time is not played in youth cup ties and this match was decided on which team had scored the first try after the contest had also finished all square at three tries each.

Newark had scored first thanks to a try from Ben Marshall which proved to be a crucial factor at the end of the match.

A second try from Dan Woodward, following a forceful break by centre Henry Allen, had established a 10-0 lead for Newark.

However, Rasen fought back just before half-time to score a converted try and followed up immediately from the kick-off to the second half to lead 12-10.

A third try midway into the second half put Rasen 17-10 up before Newark dominated the final minutes.

The pressure eventually brought a third try, this time from Noah Marshall, which was converted by Oscar Corley.

After some debate between coaches and officials at the final whistle, it was ruled that Newark had gone through having scored the first try.

The squad continued their successful season last Friday, beating Kesteven 27-0 at Kelham Road.

The club’s 1sts will return to league action this Saturday at Wolverhampton, (kick-off 2.15pm), after a break last weekend.

The 2nds will host Gainsborough at Kelham Road, (kick-off 2.15pm), while the 3rds are also at home, to Southwell 3rds, (kick-off 2.15pm).

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