Deepings and Bourne lose heavily as league season ends

Steven Corrigan scored two tries for Deepings in their 72-10 defeat to Midlands Four East (South) champions St Neots at Linchfield Road.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Steven Corrigan scored two tries for Deepings in their 72-10 defeat to Midlands Four East (South) champions St Neots at Linchfield Road. Photo by Tim Wilson.

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Deepings have the bragging rights over Bourne in their league rivalry but that was the only bright spot as both sides lost heavily to superior opposition.

The Green Machine went down 72-10 to champions St Neots at Linchfield Road, despite two tries for scrum half Steve Corrigan against a side who went through the season with a 100 per cent record of 18 wins, with 18 bonus points in the process after winning each game by more than seven points.

Deepings skipper Gareth Silverwood said: “We had a good 20-minute spell in each half and it wasn’t all one-way traffic.

“Steve scored a try in each half and we were competitive, but it was a hard game and St Neots are a fantastic outfit who will do well next season.”

Meanwhile, Bourne captain Tom Dixon’s fears of about a tough day in store on the field against Thorney came true with a 86-0 blowout at Milking Nook Drove.

Thorney confirmed their position of fourth in the table with a dominant display to claim their 11th win of the season.

Looking back at the season, Dixon said: “We won five games out of six at the turn of the year, then something changed and we stopped working as we should have as a team.”