Home   Sport   Article

RUGBY UNION: Honours go to Deepings on derby day




Photos by Alan Hancock
Photos by Alan Hancock

Third-placed Deepings fought back from an early setback to claim the derby-day honours.

Bourne, who slipped to fifth after their heaviest league defeat this season, took the lead with a converted try.

Deepings responded well to leave Bourne coach Dave Maudsley feeling frustrated.

He said: “The first half was pretty even but overall they were better than us.

“All season we’ve competed in league games and we hadn’t lost by more than nine points.

“But Deepings gave us a proper hiding on Saturday. We got bullied in the forwards and we lost scrums, lineouts and turnover ball.

Deepings v Bourne
Deepings v Bourne

“It was hard to get back into the game. I’m disappointed with the performance.”

Deepings coach Nobby Coupland added: “We had a player sin-binned in the first half but we took advantage in the second period playing with the wind.

“We capitalised on Bourne having their prop sin-binned and one of their players got a red card after the final whistle.

“We’re now clear in third and still unbeaten at home.

Victory keeps Deepings in third place
Victory keeps Deepings in third place

“We played the majority of the away game with 14 men but this time we made changes for the better.”

Derby day
Derby day


COMMENTS
()


Iliffe Media does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments

We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.

If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More