Park are held by Rushden

Ben Griffin looks to spread the ball out wide against Rushden
Ben Griffin looks to spread the ball out wide against Rushden

Stockwood Park came back with a share of the spoils as they were held to a 15-15 draw at Rushden & Higham in their Midlands Three East South clash on Saturday.

The visitors took the lead after 18 minutes when after a spell of pressure, James Hankey crashed over, Brandon Lewsey converting.

Rushden reduced the deficit with a try out wide but Park moved further ahead when Lewsey linked with Ben Griffen and Tom Edmunds who carried the ball deep into the Rushden 22.

Stockwood won a quick ruck and span the ball out where Lewsey popped up to score a fine try.

Despite further pressure, they were unable to extend the lead as the second period was played in deteriorating conditions.

The hosts scored a long distance converted try to bring the scores level, but Lewsey restored the lead with a penalty.

Park paid for two yellow cards which left them a man down for 20 minutes of the half as Rushden drew level with a penalty in the final 10 minutes.

A frantic finale saw both sides have opportunities, Aaron Colbert going close, as a fine cover tackle from Tom Childs left honours even.

Next week Park host Daventry.