Huntingdon allowed a precious victory to slip from their grasp in the battle for Midlands Division Two East (South) survival last Saturday.

Action from Huntingdon's defeat to Market Bosworth. Picture: J BIGGS PHOTOGRAPHYAction from Huntingdon's defeat to Market Bosworth. Picture: J BIGGS PHOTOGRAPHY

Damien Whales’ men, who are battling to avoid a second successive relegation, were beaten 33-20 by Market Bosworth at The Racecourse in a game they led with a quarter-of-an-hour to go.

Full-back Tad Chapman, captain Roger Shakespeare and Wayne Bradley all touched down for tries for Stags, but they ultimately slipped to an eighth defeat in nine league games as a difficult campaign continued.

Particularly disappointing for Stags was making handling errors which led to Market Bosworth tries almost immediately after they had scored themselves.

Huntingdon face a daunting trip to second-placed Market Harborough this Saturday, but that is followed by a crucial home clash against mid-table side Oakham on December 15 – their final fixture of 2018 and one which will see them reach the halfway stage of the season.

Action from Huntingdon's defeat to Market Bosworth. Picture: J BIGGS PHOTOGRAPHYAction from Huntingdon's defeat to Market Bosworth. Picture: J BIGGS PHOTOGRAPHY