East Midlands streak to Notts, Lincs & Derbyshire victory

East Midlands powered to a 49-5 win over Notts, Lincs & Derbyshire at Chesterfield in the opening round of pool matches in this season’s National U20 Championship on Sunday.
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East Midlands opened up a 27-0 first half lead and kept up the pressure after the break.

Loughborough University wing Sam Pointon scored two tries for East Midlands before the break and replacement prop Ryan Taylor (Bedford Athletic) secured the bonus point when he crossed five minutes before the interval.

Taylor crossed for his second try early in the second half with East Midlands’ other tries coming from wing Joe Cornwell (Stockport), full-back Brandon Lewsey (Luton), scrum-half Jack Davey (Cambridge) and replacement back row forward Conor Gracey (Cambridge).