Great Win for Spalding 2ndXV at Home
With 1st game cancelled this was a great opportunity for 2nds to demonstrate the talent in their team to home crowd.
With the Spalding First Team match cancelled, the Nomads took centre stage on Saturday. Playing some excellent rugby in phases, with pace in the backs and excellent offloading, this was a highly entertaining game against Stewart & Lloyds.
Early on the visitors soon showed greater teamwork and with their experienced forwards controlling the scrums they opened the scoring with a converted try.
Having recently returned to the Club, Ed Booth, brought the Nomads back into the game with a devastating break of speed through the middle of the park. This was followed by the forwards from a lineout setting up a driving maul and with half an hour gone the Nomads had a three point lead.
Nomads young guns in the backs, with Ben Shields at scrum half and Charlie Johnson at fly half, were starting to exert their authority. The forwards had built momentum especially at the breakdown, being first in and gaining penalties, with S & L slow to roll away on too many occasions. Stationed in the visitors twenty two, the ball was whipped out to Johnson and with a delightful step back inside, he had beaten his defender and with a simple run in from 10 metres. With Booth converting a 10 point half time lead was fully deserved.
With a further try by Booth arching round his tacklers at pace, the Nomads looked to be easy away to a good home win
However Stewart & Lloyd had in their team an excellent kicker and with a couple of penalties conceded the visitors started to exert their own pressure, creating a clear overlap of three on one, followed by a forwards try near the posts and suddenly there was only three points difference.
With plenty of subs on the bench Captain Julian Davis started to ring the changes. With just about his first touch of the ball, Henry Wardman on the left wing scored another good try by the corner flag.
Substitute, Ash Piccaver wrapped up the game with a typically strong carry through the middle but not before they had been reduced to 14 men with Harry Cole being red card.
This was a good opportunity to see some of the talent in Spalding's second team and they did not disappoint the crowd on the touchlines.