Off the back of a strong win at home against Market Bosworth in the cup, Hinckley travelled to an organised Paviors side for a tough battle in blustery conditions. Paviors started the stronger , right from the whistle putting pressure on the defence and making Hinckley work hard with the ball. This pressure told with an early score and a easy kick, 7-0.
Hinckley showed good fight as they started to get into the game only for a well worked set piece move to unlock the defence a second time, 14-0. This promoted an excellent response from the Hinckley team as they started to go through some concerted phases and put pressure on Paviours with a prolonged period of attacking possession. Some excellent continuity play from the forwards eventually created the space for the backs to move the ball, with good lines and quick hands for winger Sam Stockton to dot down out wide - a great team try and Hinckley back in the game at half time, 14-5.
Paviors again started strongly In the second half taking advantage of some poor tackling and lapses in concentration to score two tries in succession, both converted to stretch out to a 23 point lead. Although Hinckley battled hard they were never able to get a foot hold in the second half enough to wrestle the game back, often finding themselves pinned within there own 22 for prolonged periods of time. Paviors sealed the win with an unconverted try taking the final score to, 33-5.
Overall, lots of effort from the Hinckley boys to stay in the fight but plenty to work on in the coming weeks as Hinckley look to get their strong start to the season back on track.