Belper RUFC crush lowly Skegness

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Belper secured a corushing 83-0 win against bottom of the league Skegness and scored 13 tries in the process.

This win now takes belpers run to seven on the trot and only one defeat in the last 11 fixtures.

Despite their lowly position, Belper knew not to take the visitors lightly.

Belper welcomed Jim Lowden in for his first start for Belper at 10 after only being with the club for a few weeks.

Things didn’t start well for the visitors with Belper scoring quickly through Rory peverell.

From that restart they also lost their flanker to the sin bin as he took out Steve Roberts in the air.

In that 10 minutes Belper scored four more times to secure the bonus points as the Belper forward dominated the scrums.

The front row of Woodward, Innocent, Dakin and second row of England and York were pushing Skegness off their own ball.

It was the forwards who dominated the scoring to with Tony England scoring twice, Mitch wilmott twice and York and Dakin also going over in the first half. James Naylor also scored from scrum half in a dominant first half display, which saw Tom stones kick six first half conversations.

It could have been much worse if Belper’s hands had been better as they knocked on far too many times.

Credit goes to the visiting side for their second half fight as they made it hard for the home side to break them down.

The home side did score through tom Matthews, Steve Roberts, Jake hHomes, Merv Holmes and Jarrod Mordue to complete the scoring.

Next weekend they face unbeaten Ashfield as Belper attempt to close the gap at the top.