Rugby: Stags do the Tango over Spalding

Huntingdon Stags rugby v Spalding

Huntingdon Stags rugby v Spalding - Credit: Archant

Huntingdon kick-started the new year with a smooth slamming of Midlands Division One East whipping boys Spalding on Saturday.

The Stags had been left frustrated by a postponement the previous weekend and their rock-bottom visitors received the backlash in a 48-0 romp at the Racecourse.

Thomas ‘Tango’ Morgan bagged a brace of first-half tries as Huntingdon took command while Dan Malem kept the scorechart ticking over with a conversion and penalty during the first half.

And plenty more points followed as Stags made the most of having a fierce wind at their backs in the second period to wrap up a fourth successive home triumph.

Jack Skidmore went over following a scrum, Ben Martin claimed his first try of the season and Tad Chapman danced through the defence to score - all three efforts successfully converted by Malem.

Safe in the knowledge that the match was won and a bonus point secured, Stags began to throw the ball around in the hunt for picture-book scores.

They crossed the line twice more with Wayne Bradley and JJ Ward both going over in the closing stages of the contest. Malem did the honours with the conversion on the latter occasion.

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Coach Damian Wales admitted: “The lads let their bodies do the talking and got the job done well.

“We set ourselves some key goals and achieved all of them. I’m happy with the performance.”

Stags are back on home soil when they host Bedford Athletic on Saturday.