After a tough game in the cup against a strong East Retford side, this weekend saw the season well and truly kick off, with a home tie against North Hykeham. Lats season, North finished in 6th position, which is where we are looking to end up (if not higher!) come the end of the year.
Being 16-0 up after around 30 minutes, with Ricky Geeson being deadly with the boot, Hykeham applied pressure of their own, scoring 24 unanswered points. However, with determination and tenacity, after another penalty from Ricky, Meden managed to cross the line in the last play of the game to square things up 24-24. An unfortunate and rare miss from the tee meant a draw was the order of the day, although with improved discipline, improved structure, and a bit more luck, these are the kind of game we look to target for this season.
Man of the match went to Ricky Geeson for his brilliant work from the tee to keep us within grasp throughout. Tries from Brad Rhodes to take his personal tally to 3 for this season so far, and 5 points for veteran prop Chris Lee.
The next fixture is just a short trip down the road to Nottinghamians, and we would love to see some travelling support there to keep the boys spirits high!