Second half tries see Market Rasen & Louth humbled in Peterborough

Christian Mills goes for the line in the 63-10 defeat. Photo: Jon Staves
Christian Mills goes for the line in the 63-10 defeat. Photo: Jon Staves

Safe in the knowledge that their league status was secure, the red and greens travelled to Peterborough with high hopes but were ultimately undone by a blistering second half from the Lions.

Despite opening pressure this Lions were only leading by three points from a Jaco Steenberg penalty when Rasen stunned the home support with a try from winger Dan Robinson in the 21st minute.

Fullback Matt Sutton slotted the conversion to extend the Rasen lead but from the restart the ball went loose and was latched onto by winger Arta Bal whose surge up the touchline proved unstoppable as he powered his way to the corner.

Rasen were back ahead when Sutton struck a penalty but kipper Sait made up for his earlier error by powering over from a short range scrum and corpulent replacement fly half Ramos Vinksna touched down with the last play of the half to give Peterborough Lions a healthy 20 – 10 lead.

The second half was a one sided affair as the Lions piled on the points.

Sait completed his hat trick with two further tries whilst his partners in an impressive back row triumvirate collected three more with Francois Weise crossing twice and Chris Humphrey once. Centre Gedis Marcisauskas scored two tries with conversions added by Laurent Ross and Steenberg bringing the total points to 63.

The men in red and green battled manfully, but Peterborough Lions were quicker in thought and deed reflecting the two teams respective league positions.

This weekend is the final league game with Paviors the visitors to Willingham Road for a 3pm kick off. Whilst Paviors lie only one spot above Rasen it isn’t possible to overtake them, but a win would secure 8th position in the league.

Final score: Peterborough Lions 1st XV 63 Market Rasen & Louth 1st XV 10