Dunstablians started their home Midlands Two East South campaign with a disappointingn 31-13 defeat to Biggleswade, writes James Marchant.
Dees began well as Lucas Chamberlain went over after Kevin Boland’s deep kick.
Biggleswade upped their tempo only to be stopped by Dunstablians’ defence.
The hosts then had a 10 minute purple patch that should have seen them score two or three times but were let down by poor handling and strange decision making.
Dees’ constant pressure almost told as they won a penalty, but opted to run and the ball was lost.
Biggleswade hit back with a converted try to lead 7-5 and were soon even further ahead thanks to another score.
With five minutes of the half remaining, Dunstablians made it 12-10 thanks to a well-worked try.
In the second period, Biggleswade extended their lead with a converted score and added another to lead 24-10.
A brief fightback saw Dees kick a penalty to trail 24-13, before they were denied a try and a double movement.
Biggleswade then took control as they ran in a final converted score to make it 31-13.
Dees travel to Wellingborough next week as they look to get their hunt for promotion back on track.