Wins for Newbold and Saints
It was a tough weekend for Rugby Lions, who lost their second league game in a row after a two-season unbeaten run. Newly promoted to Midlands 3 West (South) Lions went down 28-27 to Old Coventrians at Webb Ellis Road, having led 17-8 at half time. Old Covs came back in the second half and Lions fought hard, but couldn’t quite do it in a tense finish to the game.
The town’s other Midlands 3 side, Rugby St Andrews, playing in East (South) won their game against Old Newtonians 39-15 to entertain their VPs and past players.
In Midlands 1 East Newbold notched up a strong win over Market Rasen & Louth, 72-20 away from home. But Old Laurentians are still finding their feet in the new division and went down 116-0 at Ilkeston.
Full reports in Thursday’s Advertiser