Stockwood Park U13s travelled to Hitchin on Sunday and produced a feast of entertainment in wintery conditions.
Park got off to an explosive start with 3 quick tries from Kyle and Raheem who then took their foot off the gas to allow the home team in with a brace. The game remained a free scoring spectacle and by half-time park led 35-25.
In the second half Hitchin fired off 3 tries in a row to take the lead for the first time in the match, then Stockwood produced the try of the game after winning a scrum on their own 5 metre line. Ryan broke away, offloaded in the tackle to AJ who backflipped a pass to Paul who offloaded in contact to Kyle and then to Raheem before giving George the ball to crash over for the try off the game.
This gave Stockwood huge new belief to pull away and put the game beyond a well drilled Hitchin side, with Raheem, George, Kyle, Ryan and Paul all going over to score. Hitchin collected a couple of consolation tries at the end to make the final score 70-50.
After the game Head Coach Steve Hudson commented, “I was so proud of the players today this was the best I have seen them play this season.” Coach Mick Ballinger commented, “This was the game of the season so far for us. The try we scored early in the second half from our own 5 metre line and going through around 8 or 9 pairs of hands was Champagne rugby and even had the Hitchin supporters applauding. We are looking to increase the size of this squad to 20 plus after Christmas, now that the schools are finished with rugby for this year, so if any parents wish to bring their children over to one of the fastest improving teams in the East Midlands please visit www.stockwoodparkrfc.co.uk/ for further information.”