Sutton scores but NLD squad crushed

Matt Sutton
Matt Sutton

Market Rasen full-back Matt Sutton was on the scoresheet as he was one of six red and green players to be called up to represent the county

Ben Chamberlin, Leigh Dearden, Jake Goodision, Chris Starling and Tom Alldridge, who captained the side, played for the Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire RFU team, which faced 
a strong Leicestershire 
RFU side at Newark on Saturday.

Unfortunately, Sutton’s second half penalty was the only score of the match for Notts, Lincs and Derbyshire RFU as Leicestershire ran out 81-3 winners.

Leicestershire are County Championship beaten finalists twice in the three seasons and again suggested that they will be a force to be reckoned.

Despite having South Leicester’s Luke Coltman, their captain and hooker, sent off after 15 minutes for alleged foul play, Leicestershire controlled the play and this one-sided contest was all over by half-time as they romped into a 48-0 lead.

Wing Devon Constant (Hinckley) scored a brace 
of tries before the break 
and he completed his 
hat-trick with Leicestershire’s final try, the last play of the match.

There were two tries apiece for Hinckley centre Phil Brocken and Tring wing Sam Barnes and one each 
for South Leicester scrum-half Joe Glover, South Leicester number eight Chris Bale Hinckley flanker Ben Ashfield, Hinckley full-back Mitch Culpin and his replacement Josh Smith (Hinckley).

Fly-half Matt Lord of South Leicester converted nine of the 12 tries and he also kicked a penalty in a personal haul of 21 points.