Tows return to winning ways

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TOWCESTRIANS 1st XV overcame their injury problems to record a 36-12 win over Market Rasen & Louth in Midlands One East.

With both clubs sitting in mid-table, points were vital and it was Towcestrians who made a blistering start.

The hosts quickly took the lead when captain Liam Wilkinson darted over for a score and he was shortly followed by a superb second try.

Charlie Barker ran from his own posts before Tows excellently worked the ball to Matt Yuill and he finished off a scintillating try that stunned the visitors.

Consecutive yellow’s for both sides then saw Rasen’s forwards dive over for their first of the afternoon.

But Tows remained on top and Sam Sturley ran in their third try with Falvey’s conversion giving Tows a 19-5 lead.

Young Scrum half Gus Hopewell’s quick thinking in a penalty situation created a fourth try, finished by Chrissie George.

However, to the credit of Rasen, they forced Tows back and the pressure told with the referee awarding Rasen a hotly-contested penalty try just before half time.

Tows began the second half with a well-worked Yuill try, however their superiority began to slip as they gave away penalty after penalty through the half.

With Charlie Barker picking up a yellow card, the visitors dominated possession but Tows had the final say when Hopewell ran in a final try to seal a comfortably victory.