Tag: Stockwood Park RFC

Stockwood 2’s return to winning ways!

A squad that had a perfect balance of older and wiser players, with new players and a sprinkle of colts! With a strong pack Stockwood wanted to make an impact at scrum time, however Dunstable were unable to go contested! With this change it was always going to be quick ball from the scrums.

Stockwood Park started well and with clean rucks and breaking the gainline at every opportunity, this lead to an early scoring opportunity for our 9 Sean Martyn making his debut with a tight call in the corner, but it was unfortunately ruled out. The Soon after Bryan Magwende broke the deadlock and scored just beside the post, from a great break from Vincent Elderton. The pack showed their power from a brilliant driving maul, with little resistance from Dunstable, gave Liam Hunt an easy try from the back of the maul. This was followed up nicely with some quick ball from the rucks and the allowing Stockwood to go wide, providing Vincent joining the line from full back to run powerfully from 22 to beat 3 defenders and reach out for the line! James Pedder soon reminded us what he can do when given space and running through the Dunstable midfield to add to the scoreboard.

The tables soon turned and Dunstable gained the momentum with final 10 minutes of the first half, but with Stockwood’s dogged defence and big hits coming in from Liam Hunt and Ignas. Dunstable ended the half frustrated with nothing to show for their hard work and keeping Stockwood pinned in their half.

Second half started with a number of changes in the pack and Sam Tenner coming on the wing. Stockwood Park started the second half well and were soon rewarded for their efforts seeing a quick switch of play with a debut try for Sean Martyn. Next saw great breaks from our colts Michael Keedy and Alfie Sibilia seeing them both score their first senior tries! Stockwood made some further changes in the field, Jack Coates replaced our very own Park legend Jamie Hoque through an unfortunate blow to the head. Jack Coates made a great contribution and picked up from the deck after further hard running from Will Bennett to score. The final try from the Park saw some nice play from the 10 Hooper and the 12 Mitchell to see Jason Mitchell finish under the posts.

Dunstable 2’s finally got something from the game with a try out wide in the final moments of the game, but couldn’t convert. Final score Stockwood Park 2’s 59 – 5 Dunstable 2’s.

6 Nations – Round 2 this Sunday

This weekend on Sunday we have the last game of Round 2 of the 6 Nations with England at home to France with a 3:00pm kickoff.

The Minis are at home practicing in the morning and with both bar and kitchen open for the day get yourself up to Stockwood Park RFC, support the Minis and then watch the game on our big 104″ HD screen in the afternoon.

The bar has a wide selection of drinks with something for everyone and the kitchen will be serving burgers, bacon rolls, chips as well as tea and coffee.

The quiet before the storm…..can England do it……again?

Bar Opening Times

Sunday: 12:15pm – early evening

Kitchen Opening Times

Sunday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

2019 – 6 Nations this weekend

This weekend the 6 nations gets underway with the Italy vs Scotland and the Ireland vs England games on Saturday 2nd February.

With both bar and kitchen open on Saturday get up to Stockwood Park RFC and watch the games on our big 104″ HD screen.

The bar has a wide selection of drinks with something for everyone and the kitchen will be serving burgers, bacon rolls, chips as well as tea and coffee.

The quiet before the storm…..can England do it?

Bar Opening Times

Saturday: 12:15pm – late

Kitchen Opening Times

Saturday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

It’s a weekend derby at the park!

 

It’s a big weekend at Stockwood Park RFC with a local derby on Saturday for the 1XV in their first home game of the season against local rivals Dunstablians. The long standing tradition of the ladies at the club sponsoring the first home game continues with a fantastic afternoon of entertainment both on and off pitch.

With the 2XV also up against local rivals Dunstablians and both games kicking off at 3:00pm it’s looking to be a festival of rugby from mid-afternoon with Park 1XV looking to establish their place on the League tables.

 

 

Ladies Day kicks off at 1:00pm on Saturday with a glass of prosecco on arrival for ticket holders, followed by a buffet and then the rugby followed by Cocktail Mixing lessons from our professional Mixologist. Non ticket holders and visitors are welcome to attend with a full bar available to all from 1:00pm with some ‘buffet only’ tickets still available from the bar.

The kitchen will be open for the usual burgers, bacon rolls, tea, coffee etc from 11am on the Saturday, a little earlier than usual as the kitchen fairies will be busy preparing the buffet from this time.

On Sunday morning the U16s are away at Northampton Casuals with an 11:00am kickoff, the Colts are at home on Sunday to Leighton Buzzard, also an 11:00am kickoff. With the kitchen open from 9:30am and providing those hangover recovery bacon rolls it’s an ideal way to recover from the excesses of Ladies Day and grab some fresh air while watching the Colts game on the Sunday morning.

The bar opens at 12:00pm on Sunday just in time to oil the wheels of the Colts post match analysis conversation from our local rugby affecionados.   Once game strategy and tactics from the weekend’s games have been ‘resolved’ our pundits will move on to tackling world peace and famine in Africa.   The U.N. have already been in contact.

The minis section will be practicing at home on Sunday morning.