Stags U10s triumphant at St Neots Festival

Decent turn out as season draws to a close

HUNTINGDON STAGS were well represented across all age groups at the St Neots festival on Sunday with the U12s winning their section while the U10s were runners-up.

The U12s capped a fantastic season with a well-deserved win in their final, beating Ely 20-0, and went through the tournament unbeaten, without conceding a single try.

Will Gould and Sam Durnan were particularly outstanding.

It was almost a double celebration, but the U10s were narrowly edged out 2-0 in their final against Olney.

However their endeavour and determination saw them take home runners-up medals and try scorers throughout the tournament were James Gould (3), Harry March (3), James Park and Lee Moule.

Elsewhere, tournament nerves seemed to get the better of the U7s squad who were disappointed not to make it beyond the first round.

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They failed to find their recent good form in defeats against St Ives and St Neots, before finishing up with a good performance in their final match against Peterborough.

The U8s also missed out on a final spot following defeats by St Neots B and Biggleswade, but showed great play in attack and superb pressurising and tagging in defence.

Meanwhile the U11s recorded one win, two draws and three defeats from their six matches while a depleted Stags U9s squad put in a stirring display.

Despite taking a bare-bones squad of 12, they still came away finishing third overall and also picked up the Fair Play Trophy.

They won their opener against St Ives 6-0 with tries from Eddie Brand (2), Lorcan Harbour, Harry Thorpe, Lewis Rendall and Connor King.

A 5-0 defeat followed against Biggleswade, before then narrowly losing 2-1 against Peterborough with Harbour pulling one back.

He then added two more in a 3-0 win over Ely, with try of the day being scored by Patrick Dorrell.

Dorrell once again demonstrated how much he has developed over the course of the season, with a marvellous jinking run, breaking five or six tackles on his way to the try line.