Rugby across Nottinghamshire saw some great games played recently
It was a tough day for Newark Rugby Club as the 1sts went down 67-24 against league leaders Lichfield at home in the Regional Two North competition.
Tries from wing Ovi Gilder and hooker Jamie Vinters helped bring an early 17-14 lead.
However, overall Lichfield were too strong and pulled clear in the second half.
Newark scored a third try from full-back James Tarbatt.
George Leeson converted all three tries with his boot.
The visitors went into half-time at 17-27 up.
Unfortunately for Newark, the second half was mostly one-way traffic as the league leaders showed their class and piled on the tries.
Newark will be looking to bounce back when they take on Long Eaton this Saturday on the road, (kick-off 3pm).
Elsewhere, it was another tough match on the road as Ollerton's unbeaten start to 2024 came to an end.
The side lost 62-19 at Bakewell Mannerians in what was a dominant peformance for the home side. .
Ollerton started strong with tries from experienced lock Stuart Parker and centre Chris Wildgust, converted by Ryan Bowskill.
Bakewell then took control scoring several tries as Ollerton were reduced to 14 men following Martin Bates seeing yellow for a high tackle.
Ollerton brought the score back to 27 -19 with a converted try by winger Jonny Brannan who has been in fine scoring form.
Late in the game Dylan Williams and Josh Rose both got carded for overzealous play and Bakewell scored a few more tries.
Bakewell took advantage of the situation and started pressing the attack more as the hosts ran in several tries to walk away with the result.
The man of the match for Ollerton was their Dynamic number eight Tom Dilworth.
Ollerton 2nds played host to Casuals 2nds and just fell 36-33 in their match.
It was an exciting game with both teams scoring plenty of tries.
The tough fixture saw both teams give it their all in an evenly fought contest.
Ollerton's tries came from in-form centre and man-of-the-match Callum Brown who bagged four tries and number eight Scott Gretton also crossed over.
Conversions were made by Liam Barrett and Joe Fletcher.
Southwell's 1sts won 22-17 at home against Mansfield in a solid performance.
The 2nds weren’t as lucky as they suffered a loss in their game.
North Hykeham defeated the side 2nds 35-10, while the Bandits, Southwell's 3rds were too strong against Ashfield, running out 38-7 winners.
Bingham Rugby Club hosted Kesteven and suffered a narrow 35-30 loss in their match.