RUGBY: St Neots continue their charge and ladies side rise into top spot

Callum Austen raced in for a try as St Neots beat Stockwood Park.

Callum Austen raced in for a try as St Neots beat Stockwood Park. - Credit: Archant

St Neots continued their Midlands Division Three East (South) surge with a third successive victory last Saturday.

Jordan Rook carries the ball for St Neots in their success against Stockwood Park.

Jordan Rook carries the ball for St Neots in their success against Stockwood Park. - Credit: Archant

A 32-12 triumph against Stockwood Park at The Common was their most emphatic display of the campaign so far.

Saints were stung by two early tries, but Stuart Whitelaw launched a recovery that was continued by player-coach Johnny Berwick as Saints closed to within two points – 10-12 – at the interval.

And it was all about the home side in the second period as they powered to glory with Callum Austen’s try completing the turnaround.

Whitelaw then laid on another score for Tom Beech and he was also the provider of a fifth Saints try as Joe Woodgate galloped in from halfway.


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A super solo effort from Aiden Jordan, who waltzed past four Stockwood Park defender, completed the scoring.

St Neots Ladies have also reeled off a hat-trick of wins to climb to the top of the Women’s South East Division Three East standings.

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They triumphed 46-10 at Watford-based Fullerians last Sunday – a resounding victory featuring a treble of tries from Kirsty Wilson.

She touched down twice in the opening half when Leah Coombes, captain Beth Robinson and Katie Bills also went over.

Nicky Barker and Emily Miller added their names to the list of St Neots scorers before Wilson completed their bumper haul with the final try.

* St Neots’ men’s 2nds - the Heathens - enjoyed a high-scoring friendly success against St Ives 2nds - winning 46-39. Director of rugby Tommy McCollin bagged three of the tries.

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