St Neots 1XV v Stockwood Park 1XV

Against what appeared to be a rejuvenated St Neots team Stockwood triumphed 32 to 39.

Park started in a lively fashion attacking hard from the kick-off and were rewarded with a well worked try scored by Jack Wharton converted by Sean Martyn. St Neots immediately responded with a drive into the Stockwood 22 and scored a try very close to the post which was converted to make the score 7 all.

Again, the park applied pressure straight from the restart and at the 15 minute point a try out wide scored by Kieran Ryan was the reward, conversion missed. In the twentieth minute a St Neots centre received a yellow card for a high tackle allowing Park to apply even more pressure in the midfield which enabled Alfie Daly to score a try, no conversion 7 – 17. It was now time for St Neots to attack all out and they were rewarded with two penalties for offside by Park, both were kicked to make the score 13 – 17 at half time.

After only 2 minutes of the second half and due to some poor attempts at tackling by Park the home side scored a try wide out which was converted, 20 – 17. Just 5 minutes later Park, having injected some pace into their game, made some space which allowed Kieran Ryan to score a try in the corner. No conversion 20 – 22.

Almost straight from the kick-off Rob Jack received the ball in his own 22 area and then proceeded to weave his way through the whole St Neots team to score in the corner, no conversion, 20 – 27. Park then repelled a series of attacks made by the home side until able to make a serious attack themselves and following a series of close quarter forward drives Ben Griffin drove over for a try 20 – 32.

St Neots then responded with a well worked try which was not converted, 25 – 32. Another Park attack after 31 minutes of the second half resulted in a Jack Brooks try close to the posts, this was converted By Scrum Half Frankie Daly to ensure he was on the score sheet along with his brother. Park now led 25 – 37.

Still playing all out St Neots pushed hard for a score and were rewarded with a try which was converted making the final score 32 – 37. A well-earned win for the Park side.

Stockwood now have a one-week break before returning to league action.

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