Stockwood Park’s unbeaten recent run came to a sudden end on Saturday against Bourne when a very uninspiring first half performance gave Park a mountain to climb in the second half which, although they improved, was too much to achieve.
Playing with the elements and fielding a much changed team, Park’s early disorganisation and frail defence was quickly exploited by Bourne who ran in three converted tries by halftime. Park were 21-0 down at the break and turned around to play into the strong wind.
Park now started to perform and first of all Lock Jack Wharton, Park’s best player on the day, crashed over unopposed from a lineout and then number 8 Ben Griffin put left wing Kyran Ryan clear for Ryan to score wide out. Unfortunately, it was not to last and Bourne added two more tries in quick succession before Ben Griffin forced his way over for a try converted by Fly Half Brandon Lewsey. Bourne then added another late try to give them a deserved victory by 38-17.
Park play Rushden & Higham RFC at home next Saturday KO 2.15pm