Gainsborough Rugby Club combined their All Blacks and Maoris sides to good effect, as a select XV beat local rivals Boston 30-19 at home.
Both Gainsborough sides came into the game on the back of defeats, against a Boston side that also featured players from more than one squad.
It was Gainsborough who would draw first blood.
Early pressure allowed Daniel Chadwick to score a try from a moment of quick thinking, after Gainsborough tapped a penalty.
Oscar Rollings slotted the ball through the posts to convert the try.
Boston regrouped and came back at Gainsborough with a try of their own that was converted.
Throughout the whole game Gainsborough made a substantial amount of good tackles including several that were try saving interventions.
Boston however knew they were not out of the game and capitalised on the amount of possession they were gaining and turned this into an unconverted try to take the lead.
Jordan Tuplin had other ideas as he was given the ball and ran at Boston all the way through their back line and carried the ball over Boston’s try line to give Gainsborough their second try of the day.
This would give an opportunity for Rollings to grab some extra points and the following conversion was successful, putting Gainsborough back into the driving seat at half-time with the score at 14-12.
Gainsborough started the second half with intent and retrieved the ball from Boston’s kick-off and earned a penalty, Rollings kicking successfully.
Boston came back once more with their final try, although the conversion was a hit and miss – literally.
The remaining scoring was all Gainsborough’s, Rollings firing over a penalty kick to extend the hosts’ lead.
Replacement Matty Jones ran down the wing to add to the home side’s tally but sadly the conversion didn’t go through the posts.
Gainsborough were clearly in front by now and to make absolute sure of the victory forward Ryan Woods touched down for a rare try.
Man of the Match went to Kyle Dean.
On Saturday the Maoris host Scunthorpe V at 3pm.