Nottingham got their first win in this season's British and
Irish cup, beating Stirling County 50-7 at Bridgehaugh in the first
ever meeting between the two sides.
It was a dominant performance from Nottingham, who ran in seven
tries to record their biggest win of the season.
No 8 Joe Burton and scrum half Sean Romans both grabbed two
tries each in an impressive display.
It was Stirling who had the first chance of the game though,
earning a penalty in only the second minute, but Stuart Edwards was
off-target with a long-range effort.
Matt Jarvis eventually got the opening score, slotting over a
kick after the home side had been penalised at a scrum.
The first try soon followed, centre Javiah Pohe touching down in
the left hand corner, Jarvis adding the conversion to make it
But Stirling hit back midway through the first half with a try
form Alex Moffat, Edwards adding the conversion.
The Nottingham pack proved too powerful for the home side though
and soon drove over the line for Burton to get their second try,
Jarvis making it 7-17 with the conversion.
And two minutes later they increased the lead as scrum half Sean
Romans broke through to touch down close to the posts, giving
Jarvis a simple kick to make it 7-24.
They added a fourth try just before half time with a sweeping
attack taking them form their own half deep into home territory
before Morgan Eames crossed to make it 7-29 at the break.
Stirling had their best spell of the game in the opening minutes
of the second half but the Nottingham defence rarely looked in any
danger, and when they regained possession they again swept upfield
to force a 5-metre scrum with Burton forcing his way over for his
second try of the game, Jarvis again converting.
Winger Sam Isaacs got try number six, again converted by Jarvis,
before Sean Romans finished it all off with his second of the day,
replacement Jacob Knight this time adding the extras.