Although Stockwood Park played with great spirit and worked hard until the end, they were eventually beaten comfortably by promotion chasing Leicester Forest who had too much power in their runners and whose support play gradually wore down Park’s defence to create a number of scoring chances. Park’s midfield tackled valiantly with Centres Jason Mitchell and Steve Pollock prominent and they were well supported by the Park back row of Michael Powell. Ben Griffin and Jack Brooks. Skipper Tom Childs led from the front but the home side, unbeaten this season on their 3G artificial pitch, played with confidence and skill to take the spoils. For Park’s debutant Full Back, Matt Henwood, it was not a good day as he had to leave the field in the first half with a serious knee injury.
Forest scored four tries in each half and led 29-0 at halftime. Although Park spent much of the game defending, they did create some good potential scoring opportunities when they ventured into the home team’s half but were generally too hasty with their decision making and as a result lost their position.
Forest added four more tries in the second half and ran out worthy winners 55-0.
Park will conclude this season’s league programme with a visit to Biggleswade RFC next Saturday.
Park’s 2nd xv won their match at Olney.