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Newark Rugby Club’s Colts get a win over Grimsby while the Ladies lose to Long Eaton and draw with Stafford

The Colts were the only men's team to take to the field for Newark Rugby Club and due to flooding, the game was not held at Kelham Road.

Newark Colts beat the weather and their opponents from Grimsby, 24-12, in a match that was moved to Magnus School.

Tries came from Will Freeman, Alex, Coulthard, Joe Doubell, and Noah Marshall.

Doubell also converted two tries for his side.

For the Colts squad, it was the eighth win of the campaign which has seen them gain a place in the fourth round of the National Colts Cup at Chester on Sunday, January 14.

This Saturday the Colts will travel to play Leicester Forest (2.30pm kick-off).

The club’s women’s team was also in action in a tri-club gathering at Stafford.

They drew 5-5 against the hosts and were beaten 32-0 by Long Eaton.

A spokesman from Newark Rugby Club said the first team hopes to return to action this Saturday after missing the last three weekends due to scheduling and bad weather.

Club officials will make a Friday inspection to decide if the match against Melbourne at Kelham Road (2.15pm kick-off) can go ahead.

Flood water has badly hit the ground again and wiped out all rugby last weekend, including the second league match on Friday night against Moderns.

The club’s ground were completely underwater not long after floods had subsided after Storm Babet.

The first team has had a frustrating month since losing at Kelham Road, against Walsall, on November 18, 41-25.

Since then the squad has had a weekend off due to the RFU’s scheduling and two games postponed because of the bad weather.

The match at Wolverhampton (December 2) was postponed due to frost while last Saturday’s match at Long Eaton was cancelled due to flood water.

The matches have been re-arranged for early in the New Year – Wolverhampton (Jan 20) and Long Eaton (Feb 10).

A spokesman from the club said that they were determined to get their rugby campaign back on track and play out the remaining games that still needed to be contested across all competitions.

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