Ten tries for the All Blacks as they dominate Creswell side

Gainsborough Standard Sport Logo, Rugby
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Gainsborough All Blacks produced a superb performance on Saturday, blowing their opponents away with a 56-0 win.

Creswell were the test put before the All Blacks, on a bluster day.

Playing against the elements in the first half the visitors tried to pin the home side back in their own half, but Gainsborough were in no mood to sit back.

Gainsborough scored 10 tries in the match which gave them a win and a bonus point for crossing the line more than four times.

The All Blacks dominated the scrums and the set piece, Nathan Gardener was very secure at the base of the scrum and behind a dominant line out but it was Daniel Chadwick playing 10 who controlled the game.

His play gave Gainsborough options that they’ve missed in recent weeks.

Chadwick broke the line on numerous occasions and when he was through was looking all the time to release his backs.

The first half saw the Gainsborough side score four of their tries, two of which were converted by the every reliable Parkinson who was secure under the high ball and made very good ground with his boot both at set play and out of hand.

Gainsborough turned round at half-time 19-0 in front, but they knew that kicking against the elements in the second half would be difficult.

The hosts were wary of letting Creswell come through at the start of the second half to gain momentum.

But Chadwick marshaled his backs superbly and the All Blacks scored within five minutes of the second half starting.

This was to be the first of six tries scored against the elements.

The home side continued to dominate all aspects of play, they wore Creswell down when on the front foot and tackled like demons when Creswell did mount an attack.

This game seemed to be dominated by the forwards but Chadwick and Tuplin in the backs both scored three of the tries each.

The defence was led by the tackling of Matt Reeve.

Creswell had an experienced fly half and Reeve tackled him at every one of his attacks.

Interesting to note in a game dominated by tries Reeve’s tackling saw him take the Man of the Match award.

Gainsborough Maori continued their improved form and came away from North Hykeham with a creditable 26-26 draw.

The Maori squad is now a good mixture of youth and experience, the yougsters learning from the older players in the side.

Hykeham managed to make the most of the conditions in the first half, scoring all their match points.

Gainsborough Maori scored two tries, one by Rick Marsh and one by Ryan Bradford.

Sean Parker converted both.

In the second half Gainsborough played attacking rugby throughout, scoring two more tries through Parker and Marsh, with Parker converting one of the tries.

Much of the credit for this performance must go to Paul Hooton and Man of the Match Oscar Rollings who had an excellent game at scrum-half showing good ball skills and tackling like a demon.

Rolling’s performance earned him the Man of the Match award, one of many more to come for this excellent young player.