After a last minute fixture drop out by Rushden, Park 2XV were given a tough replacement fixture against Beds Ath 2XV. Park 2XV struggling with a make shift front row with Aaron Beattie returning from a long lay off and Tadgh O Conchobhair stepping in to play as props with game day captain Iain McGregor.
Park showed resolute defence and quick line breaks through guidance of Frank Daly at fly half. Park continued to dominate in the pack with stand in flanker Matt Jones who continued to also gain territory with boot to camp Ath in their own half. However with the solid defence from Park, Beds Ath made a quick break from the back of their scrum and scored in the corner which was also converted just before the stroke of half time.
Park continued their game plan in the second half with dominant scrums and fast line breaks which resulted in a quick move through the hands of the back line to Tom Anderson on the wing with a try under the posts and converted by Matt Jones.
Park continued to press for the winning try but, were unsuccessful. A really solid performance from a really strong resolute Park which had their back up against the wall even before the game.
Result Stockwood Park 2XV 7 Bedford Athletic 2XV 7.