Stags pay for naive defending

Rugby Union Huntingdon Stags 7 Leighton Buzzard 25 SOME naive defending from Stags allowed Buzzard to return from Hinchingbrooke with all the points. The final score was harsh on Huntingdon, who pulled seven points back through a Ben Strangeways-converted

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Huntingdon Stags 7 Leighton Buzzard 25

SOME naive defending from Stags allowed Buzzard to return from Hinchingbrooke with all the points.

The final score was harsh on Huntingdon, who pulled seven points back through a Ben Strangeways-converted Neil Walsh try midway through the first half.


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The home team were already 10-0 down thanks to some early Buzzard pressure but the killer blow came on the stroke of half time when a visiting try left Stags trailing 17-7.

Elliot Baldwin was sin-binned for Stags in the second half. The home side never really looked like turning the game around and Leighton extended their lead.

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Meanwhile, Stags second XI went down to a 30-5 defeat away at Buzzards.

Stags will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they travel to Daventry on Saturday.

St Ives 19 Aylestone St James 40

A GAME of two halves saw Saints pay the price for a slow start at home to Aylestone.

St Ives were missing their first choice front row through work commitments and the visitors were able to take advantage of some loose defending to mop up plenty of points.

Ollie Moorhouse pulled a try back, but the half-time picture looked bleak at 33-5 to

Aylestone.

A half-time reorganisation saw Saints begin to turn the tide with Dave Williams and Jon Paxton seeing their tries converted by Jack Blackley, but it wasn't enough and St Ives paid for their first half performance.

Captain Ross Thompson said: "We have to build on a magnificent display in the second half and can't allow teams to build a lead early on."

Meanwhile St Ives second XI went down to a heavy 54-0 defeat at Sharnbrook.

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