Despite periods of good handling in their backs and some elusive running from Fullback, Rob Jack, who was a constant danger to the visitors, Park’s failure to come to terms with the superiority of Dunstablians forward Pack at scrum time, gave the visitors an advantage that they made full use of, particularly in the first half when they also had the elements in their favour.
Dunstablians led 21 – 5 at halftime but did not add to their score in the second half. Park scored a good try at the end of the game and with a fine conversion from Fly Half Brandon Lewsey took the final score to 21-12 to the visitors.
Dunstablians were ahead within a few minutes of the start when Park conceded possession from the kick off, allowing Dunstablians to score and set the tone for the first half. Park responded with a sharply taken try of their own from Scrum Half Frank Daly before Dunstablians added two more converted tries to move to a 21-5 lead at halftime.
With the wind at their backs in the second half Park came more into the game but to many errors at crucial points spoiled their attacks and with the visitors in control in the scrums Park were always involved in an uphill struggle. Neither side added to their score until Park ‘s lock forward Jack Wharton drove over at the end of the game with Brandon Lewsey adding the extras.
Park remain in 4th place in the League with Dunstablians 5th.
Next Saturday Park play Dunstablians again, this time in the Bedfordshire Shield, completing what will be the third game in the last 4 weeks between the Clubs and the 4th game this season!
Meanwhile Park’s 2nd XV continued their successful run with a 21 – 3 victory over Dunstablians 2nd XV.