Park capitulate in last quarter

Having fought hard to stay in the game in the first half, Park proceeded to concede forty points in the second half including thirty three in the last ten minutes as unbeaten league leaders, St Ives, demolished Park’s defence with some powerful, well supported and straight running. After last week’s impressive victory this was a disappointing reversal for Stockwood Park.

Once again Park allowed the home team to score from the kick off before left wing, Charlie Bennett, who worked hard throughout the game, went over in the corner to make the score 7-5 to St Ives. The home team then added further trys to take the score to 21-5 before loose head prop, Justin Harkin, added to his try scoring reputation as he was driven over by his fellow forwards for a try converted by James Hankey who had  replaced the injured Matt Jones. Further injuries to Tom Edmunds and Hooker Jake Lawson disrupted the Park. At halftime the score was 28-12 to the home team

In the second half, although Park competed well enough in the line out and scrums,   they could not handle St Ives in the open play and their defence continued to be breached, particularly in the last quarter of the match.

Next week Park travel to Leicester Vipers.

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