Gainsborough All Blacks thrashed Southwell III 83-0 after a 12 try rout.
Both teams had a makeshift line up in this friendly encounter in what was Gainsborough’s only fixture of the day and last minute call ups proved to be super effective.
Gainsborough came out of the blocks much more faster than their opponents and All Black regular Elliot Markham would break the stalemate with this first try of the match. The try would be converted by one of the late call ups Robbie Goodyear.
A well executed try that started from a simple breath taking run from captain Daniel Dawson who almost ran the length of the pitch to set up a walk over try for the other late call up Danny Thompson, sadly the following conversion was not successful.
Gainsborough dominated the match but credit must be given to Southwell for not giving up hope and kept on battling strong despite the gale force that they were being blown away by.
Gainsborough’s full back Brad Beresford imitated Dawson’s tactic to run the length of the playing field to score a magnificent solo effort which was converted by Goodyear
It simply was Gainsborough’s day with some marvellous displays of catching, passing and running which helped Jonathan Brewster score Gainsborough’s fourth try and also be the fourth different try scorer but was not converted.
Good driving in the scrums saw Gainsborough’s prop Rob Morley score a rare try which Goodyear converted.
Jordan Beresford ran through Southwells defense and palming off any oncoming challenges to score his first try of the game and later went on to miss his own conversion.
This would see the visitors in an astonishing commanding lead being thirty six points ahead and leaving the home side in utter desolation in terms of scoring.
Unfortunately for Southwell the misery continued even though themselves made Gainsborough work for their next score which came in the shape of Mr golden boot, Robbie Goodyear which he converted.
Brad Beresford contributed once again with his second and final try to add to Gainsboroughs ever growing tally that successfully was converted by Goodyear.
Despite coming with only 16 players and a team consisting of both first and second team players, Gainsborough appeared to rise like a phoenix to redeem themselves from previous defeats.
Elliot Markham added a ninth try to seal his brace of two tries with Goodyear converting.
Gainsborough returnee Kyle Dean ran onto a beautiful weighted kick over Southwells defense from Number 8 Jordan Beresford and score in the corner which Goodyear converted.
Two further converted tries by Thompson and Jordan Beresford confirmed the result which ended at a staggering 83-0. Man of the match went to the kicking king, Robbie Goodyear.
Gainsborough All Blacks next game they travel to Nottinghamshire to face Keyworh in the league and Maoris remain at home against Selby.