Injuries sink Deepings RFC

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Stockwood Park 110 Deepings FC 0

Deepings still managed to find some positives despite this massive league defeat at the weekend.

The club have won just once so far in their 12 outings and fourth-placed Stockwood Park took no mercy on their visitors.

One of the bonus points for Deepings was that they travelled away from home for the first time this campaign with a full squad of 18 players.

Their cause wasn’t helped when they lost centre Nathan Pound to a hamstring injury in the warm-up. He was replaced by Chris Day.

Deepings started the game well, with the opening 15 minutes a flurry of fast-paced attack from both sides, met with aggressive defence.

At the 20-minute mark Deepings suffered more injury woe when scrum half Cunningham limped off with a hamstring injury. His astute kicking had helped pin the Luton side back in their own 22.

Park ran in a superb try after 25 minutes, showing impressive fitness, strength and handling skills which served to open the floodgates.

James Rose-Clark, Clayton Bell and Adam Edwards all shone for plucky Deepings. Billy Elliot was unluckily injured.

Deepings entertain second-placed Biggleswade on Saturday.