Nuneaton 32 v Scunthorpe 31

With all last week’s starting front row testing positive for covid on the Tuesday, the Greens again struggled to field a full squad. The day was saved by two Scunthorpe ‘exiles’ Dylan Martin, who now lives in Cardiff, and Gareth Mist from Liverpool, stepping up to the plate.

The home side kicked off at Nun’s Liberty Road ground with the gusty wind at their backs. They registered the first score when a clever grubber kick through the Green’s defensive line saw centre Theo Knight over for an unconverted try. It was, however, the young Greens backs who moved the ball smartly to put pressure on the home side resulting in a penalty that the Scunthorpe forwards drove over the line in a ‘Bridlington’ for Gareth Mist to touch down. Josh Clarke converted. The visitors continued to set the pace and centre Ethen Heath- Drury raced through to score Scunthorpe’s second, unconverted try, after fifteen minutes of play. The Green’s continued to look the sharper side with a Josh Clarke intercepting almost resulting in another score. However, it was the home side who struck next. After driving forward in a scrum in The Green’s 22 their scrum half, Ben Kirby, made a break and put full back Sam Everett in for an unconverted try.

With a half time score of 10- 12 and wind advantage for the second half thing looked promising from the visitor’s point of view.

It was, though, the Nuns, who, having gained possession following their own kick off pressured with a scum for Ben Kirby to again make a beak and this time score himself.

This setback saw the Greens up their game and produce their best rugby of the day. Pressure resulted in a desperate Nuns kick out of defence that allowed full back Josh Lugsden the space to use his pace to break their line and put Jack Brunt over for a try converted by Josh Clerk. This was followed by another flowing passing movement by Scunthorpe that ended in a second Jack Brunt try. When a long kick through saw the home defender tackled and several quick passes put Jake McKaye in for a converted try, the Greens looked to have won the game, having a 15-31 lead.

It was not to be. The Nuns put together a good move to touch down for a 20-31scorline and Dylan Martin and Nick Dyson were shown yellow cards, for a no arms tackle and a side entry to a ruck, respectively.

Scenting victory the home side upped their game, stand off Matt Guilfoyle and centre Elliot Brown scoring two tries. Sam Everett kicking the match winning conversion.

Another bitter pill for the Greens. But despite the ever changing unsettling line up, several youngsters are showing great promise. With a week off and the prospect of some injured players returning we can have hope for better times to come.   


Tupton 2s 24 Scunthorpe 3rds 52

Away to gods own country again saw the patriots take on Tupton 2s.

We arrived to a scene from twister with spectators being blown all over the pitch (nessa).

Fantastic pitch, as it was about 20 meters shorter then standard, brilliant for a forward.

Tupton had a mix of vets and colts we kicked off and within 5 mins Jamie Wray wiggled through opening the score.

The golden one obviously converted


Kicked off again and we collected, Cameron Christie had a little run, taken down and popped off to captain Fantastic who carried over the line taking 2 tupton lads with me (some say it was over a 100m dash, but I never measured it)

RG again slotted through the uprights.


RG went for a run taling Danny Parish with absolutely set Danny up for his 1st try, RG offloaded and from nowhere Bram Hollingsworth shot between them caught and dotted down, the tears in Danny’s eyes was horrible.

RG missed conversion, maybe to teach bram a lesson   


Off we went again this time RG was not giving another away and crossed the line determined to catch Callan Mcsherry for top try scorer.

As predicted RG finished it.


Half time

We kicked off, tupton came at us like stabbed rats, and before you know it.

They have smashed 3 tries without us answering.


Words where spoken, we had switched off and Tupton now had their tails in the air.

Jamie Wray went and brought us back in with a golden Boot special.

19- 33

We still wasn’t settled and Tupton got a 4th try 


We shuck ourselves had words and went on a blitz, bram bagging a 2nd, RG con,


David hasnip (Paul Alexander) brother danced through their defence dotting down between the posts. Guess what yes golden b#@!s converted 

24 -47

With last few mins to go baby Brewster went for a run dipping, dodging and diving over between the sticks.

With the golden one off shining his boots up for next week. Baby Brewster lined up and …..

Well let’s just say it didn’t go to plan.

Final score


Other them the 15 min dip in the middle of the game, we played well with people playing in different positions.

Mom Jamie Wray.

Dod cam Christie, you should never try and jump over a tackle (your too big for that)

Special mention to the dad and son combo of the Brewster, 9 and 10.

Great to see flint getting his green wings, hopefully the start of a greatness.

Next week Pocklington, biggest game of the season.