Stockwood up to third after beating Stewarts & Lloyds

Tom Childs in action for Stockwood
Tom Childs in action for Stockwood

Stockwood Park enjoyed an excellent 36-8 victory over Stewarts & Lloyds in Midlands Three East South at the weekend.

Playing into a strong wind, the hosts’ discipline and control against a physical Stewarts and Lloyds resulted in another decisive victory which moves them back to third.

Stockwood took the lead with a penalty from Jason Carr who kicked with great accuracy throughout in his tally of 11 points.

Tries followed in the first half from Tom Childs, completing a fine team move and then by James Hankey, both converted by Carr.

S&L also went over and kicked a penalty as Park led 17-8 at the break.

Stockwood went on to dominate the second half as James Brookes added two tries with Alex Lovell also crossing the line.

Carr kicked two conversions to make it 36-8, handing Park another try-scoring bonus point.

Stockwood president Mark Lovell said: “If Park continue to play to their potential, as they did, we can look forward to an exciting second half of the season.”

This weekend, Stockwood, who trail second place Long Buckby by six points, travel to bottom side Old Newtonians.

>> Stockwood Park IIs ran out 19-12 winners in a feisty East Midlands Directors League clash at Stewarts & Lloyds on Saturday.

Park were 12-0 up at half time with tries coming from Aaron Beattie and Will Bennett, plus Harry Bishop’s conversion.

The home side hit back to level in the second period, but Stockwood won it thanks to a well-worked try from star man Jason Mitchell.