Brave Stags end season with cup final defeat

Hunts and Peterborough Cup Final Huntingdon Stags 5 Peterborough Lions 32 HUNTINGDON Stags were unable to put a successful finish to a disappointing season, as they lost the final of the Hunts and Peterborough Cup to Peterborough Lions 32-5 on Saturday.

Hunts and Peterborough Cup Final

Huntingdon Stags 5 Peterborough Lions 32

HUNTINGDON Stags were unable to put a successful finish to a disappointing season, as they lost the final of the Hunts and Peterborough Cup to Peterborough Lions 32-5 on Saturday.

Lions, the winners for the past three years, started the game strongly, and put the home defence under almost constant pressure in a first half that would decide the match.


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A powerful run after a lineout saw a Peterborough player break three tackles to put the first points of the game on the board. A brief Stags revival was thwarted when a promising attack broke down, and Lions added another converted try on the break. A Lions penalty followed, before a transgression from Benny Giglio saw him get on wrong side of the officials for the second week in a row, and he was sin-binned. The man advantage was made to count, as Lions forced over their third try off the back of a scrum.

An injury to a touch judge after a collision with two players led to a break in proceedings, but after the restart Lions added another three points to make the half-time score 25-0.

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Stags had the better of the second half, putting Lions under almost constant pressure without being able to apply the finish. Pushing forward in search of points cost Huntingdon again however, as Peterborough broke again and added another try. Stags finally got their reward for all their second-half pressing when Tom McCreadie crossed the line for a try, but the conversion was missed and the game finished 32-5.

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