A youthful Stags side, missing a number of key men, went down 33-5 to title-bound Newbold-on-Avon at The Racecourse. Huntingdon rarely made it into opposition territory as they spent the opening period with their backs to the wall. Two tries eased the visitors into a 12-point advantage and a third touch-down put them further clear early in the second half before Stags were reduced to 13 men. Glen McIntyre saw red following a flare-up with an opponent (who also received his marching orders) and Roger Shakespeare was dismissed soon after for a dangerous tackle. Two further scores from Newbold followed before Stags defied their numerical disadvantage to claim a consolation try when captain Doug Bentley, who was described as being outstanding by Whales, went over in the dying moments. I cant have any complaints about the result, admitted Whales. We were well beaten by a very strong Newbold side who showed why they have spent most of the season at the top of the table. We fielded a young team ourselves and they will have gained significant experience from that type of game. Whales is expecting two very different tests in Stags remaining fixtures. They go to a Northampton Old Scouts side who are battling to avoid the drop this Saturday, before ending the campaign with a home date against third-placed Old Northamptonians on April 22. Whales added: They will be tough games for different reasons. Old Scouts need to pick up wins to avoid relegation while ONs are a good outfit. We need results ourselves to nail down fourth place and thats the goal.