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Your News East Midlands beat Army A

EAST Midlands limbered up for their forthcoming campaign in the County Championship Bill Beaumont Cup second division with a 28-8 win over Army A at Bedfords Goldington Road ground this evening.

The match was staged as a curtain-raiser to the Mobbs Memorial Match between Bedford Blues and the British Army and was played in a snow storm for the first 30 minutes which negated the attempts by both teams to play a quick and expansive game.

East Midlands scored four tries, evenly divided between the halves, with Old Northamptonians back-row forward Matt Mills crossing for two of them either side of the break.

Coventry centre Heath Stevens gave East Midlands an early lead when he crossed after 12 minutes with fly-half Lawrence Rayner of Old Albanians adding the conversion.

Rayner also improved Millss opening try and Scott Browne of Canterbury added the second half conversions after he replaced Rayner at half time.

Leicester Lions prop Tom Williams scored East Midlandss fourth try seven minutes from time before Army A responded with a late consolation try.

East Midlands have moved up to the second tier of the County Championship this season, a decision that will allow them to select players from National League clubs who were ineligible when they competed in the third tier County Championship Shield.

East Midlands open their County Championship campaign against Northumberland at Towcestrians on May 4.

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