Nine tries for thirds against Market Rasen

Dinnington III v Market Rasen (NWGU-22-02-14 RA 1h)
Dinnington III v Market Rasen (NWGU-22-02-14 RA 1h)
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Dinnington Rugby Club’s third team got back to winning ways on Saturday at Lodge Lane, running nine tries past a beleaguered Market Rasen III.

Although the 47-7 scoreline was impressive in itself, it could and should have been a lot more.

Dinnington played with the elements in the first half and as strange as it sounds, did themselves no favours by scoring two early tries.

Ten minutes into the game, from a breakdown in the Rasen twenty-two, Dinnington worked the ball out to put Danny Hughes over in the corner.

From the restart, Dinnington ran the ball straight back and Richard White scampered down the wing and in behind the posts for a try.

The score was converted by David Bell.

From then on, Dinnington tried too hard to score with players taking wrong options and this allowed Rasen to get into the game.

The visitors were always on the look out for an opportunity to counter-attack.

The scrums were also causing Dinnington problems as they were not their usual dominant selves.

Just before half-time Rasen made Dinnington pay for their wastefulness as they broke from a scrum on half way, found a gap and ran in under the post for a try.

The conversion made the half-time score 12-7 to Dinnington.

Having been given a scare, Dinnington came out for the second half determined not to give Rasen any more chances.

The home side decided to keep the ball moving and try to stretch the visitors’ defence as much as possible.

The tactic bore fruit early on as Dean McAulay went in for a try and this was quickly followed by another as Callum Parry ran in from half way.

Dinnington then got on top as Rasen began to miss tackles and the visitors were not given any chances to threaten the home line as they had no answer to Dinnington’s open play.

McAulay scored three more tries and Parry, one, before the scoring was completed by Scott Houghton, running in from just inside the Rasen half, ten minutes from time.