NLD & County Senior Cup Competitions 2012-13
Lincolnshire Merit League
The 2012-13 Lincolnshire Merit League has now completed, please find attached the final Roundup of results and the all-important 11 match Table
Congratulations to Market Rasen & Louth RFC 4th XV who are this years champions.
The Medal and trophy presentation will take place at the Lincolnshire annual dinner on Friday 7th June at the Assembly Rooms Lincoln
Lincolnshire Merit League Final Results.pdf
Derbyshire RFU Cup Finals Day 6th May 2013
Hosted by Buxton RFC
The sun shone and the home of Buxton RFC lived up to its name of “Sunnyfields” for the Derbyshire Finals Day on Monday 6th May, a stark contrast to the monsoon conditions of Ilkeston 12 months ago. Buxton were excellent hosts of the day and were included in two of the final line ups which had 5 clubs contesting for titles from all over Derbyshire.
The first Final of the day was the President’s Trophy involving Buxton and Belper. Both teams were encouraged by a large crowd of highly vocal spectators and took full advantage of the dry pitch to run the ball at every opportunity. The game ebbed from end to end with both lines suffering some near misses. However, as the game entered into its final phase Buxton proved too strong and ran out narrow winners 25pts to 21pts.
In the 2nd team cup old rivals Derby and Matlock were the finalists. This game was a feast of running ruby. Two well organised, skilful and fit teams provided an entertaining game of rugby. Both teams took full advantage of the conditions and ran the ball at every opportunity producing a game that covered every area of the pitch.
Matlock ran out winners 21pts to Nil
The Presidents Shield final was contested by Buxton and Melbourne. Both teams were encouraged by a large crowd of partisan and vocal spectators.
This game ebbed and flowed with both goal lines suffering repeated attacks and this kept the crowd entertained. Melbourne scored twice just before the final whistle and carried off the Presidents Shield.
Final score Melbourne 29 pts Buxton 17 pts
The Derbyshire Cup final was an eagerly awaited clash between Derby and Matlock which drew the largest crowd of the day. The game was every thing a cup final should be, hard fast rugby with no quarter asked or given. Fast skilful rugby covering all of the pitch with both goal lines being under attack for long periods. However, as the game entered into its final phase Derby took the lead and ran out narrow winners 19pts to 16pts
Report by Derbyshire Honorary President Russ Boyack
Nottinghamshire Competitions 2012-13
The Nottinghamshire competition finals have now all been played and the winners crowned. Congratulations to all of the teams who made it to the final.
Senior Cup Winners - Mansfield
Senior Cup Runners Up - Paviors
Junior Cup Winners - E Retford
Junior Cup Runners Up - Bingham
Ron Rossin Shield Winners - Paviors 2nd XV
Ron Rossin Shield Runners Up - Newark 2nd XV
Notts Vase Winners - Ashfield 2nd XV
Notts Vase Runners Up - Woodhouse Giants
LINCOLNSHIRE COMPETITIONS 2012-13
The Lincolnshire competitions for the 2012-13 have now been completed and the winners crowned. For a full list of results of all of the matches please see the link below. Competitions Secretary Melvyn Ashton would like to thank all of the host clubs, supporters and players for making it another successful season. Details regarding the 2013-14 competitions will be released in due course.