Written by Bronwyn Harding
On what felt like the wettest day of the year ever, the University of Lincoln team beat Loughborough in a tense first match of the season.
The Swans started strong, scoring the first try, however Loughborough were quick to retaliate, and the rest of the match was back and forth between the two.
In a nail-biting last few minutes where Loughborough scored, the Swans still had enough points to win the game 30 – 28.
Match in brief
Loughborough try 6-0
Ryan Spouse first try left side converted by Conor Maclellan 6-6
Loughborough second try 6-10
Ryan morrow second try right side
Conversion unsuccessful from Maclellan 10-10
Loughborough try off run of play finishing under sticks 10-16
Tommy lee second try on the left edge
Conversion successful by Maclellan 16-16 HALF TIME
Ryan morrow try on left touch
Conversion successful by Maclellan 22-16
Penalty received and Lincoln go for goal. Penalty successful converted by Maclellan 24-16 with 15 mins left
Ryan spouse try on the right touch line
Conversion successful by Maclellan 30-16
Loughborough try 5 mins left under sticks 30-22
Loughborough try on the final whilstle under the sticks 30-28
5 tries a piece 5 conversion for Lincoln – 4 conversions for Loughborough
Warwick up next for Lincoln
Check-out the match highlights below.