McConnell try unable to prevent defeat
LINCOLN 3RD XV 5
NORTH HYKEHAM 2ND XV 45
BY JOSEPH VERNEY
A try from Rory McConnell was not enough to prevent Lincoln’s 3rd XV from going down to a 45-5 home defeat against North Hykeham.
The visitors scored four tries to race into a commanding 26-0 lead at the break.
However Lincoln reduced the deficit within six minutes of the restart winning the lineout and creating a maul before the ball was worked out to Euan Kelly.
He drew in a Hykeham player before passing to McConnell who powered through three defenders to run over for a try.
But there was to be no comeback as North Hykeham regained control with a further three tries to complete the victory for the visitors.
Lincoln also lost Daryl Wright to injury during the match and the team wish him a speedy recovery.
After the match co-captain Adam Kelleher said: “Poor decisions by the ref cost us, but overall a good showing against a very strong team with a man of the match performance from Nick Koppanen.”