Huntingdon 1st XV v Stockwood Park 1st XV

Despite spending long spells of the game under intense pressure from a skilful and physical Huntingdon forward pack, a combination of magnificent defence from the whole of the Park team allied to a fierce determination not to lose their unbeaten league record saw Park finish with what must be one of their most satisfying victories of the season so far.

Park moved quickly into a 10 – 0 lead with a fine individual try from their speedy left wing, Kyran Ryan, following a long miss pass from Harry Bishop. Fly Half Brandon Lewsey, who kicked with great skill throughout, added the extras and then kicked a penalty.

Huntingdon responded powerfully and soon had levelled the score at 10 – 10 with two unconverted tries before taking the lead at 17-10 early in the second half. Responding to skipper Tom Childs example, Park now competed with skill and commitment as a team, with the Daly brothers, Alfie and Frank, prominent in some great defence.

As the home team began to wilt and with 10 minutes to go, Park levelled the score with a fine team try finished by number 8 Will Bennett and converted by Brandon Lewsey.  As Park applied more pressure Lewsey kicked two further penalties to give him a personal haul of 13 points and take Park to a well deserved victory.

This Saturday Park continue their league programme with a game against Spalding RFC at home.  This will be the first fixture between the two Clubs

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