Deepings delight at derby win

Action from Deepings' win over Bourne
Action from Deepings' win over Bourne
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Deepings 16 Bourne 11

Deepings secured the derby bragging rights as they faced Bourne for the first time in more than a decade.

Not surprisingly for a derby match between two teams situated just six miles apart, it was a scrappy affair and was often bad-tempered.

Bourne had one player sent off for punching and three others shown a yellow card while the hosts picked up one yellow.

But the visitors gave Deepings a tough match and were perhaps unlucky to lose a match that could have gone either way.

Bourne went into the game on a high after hammering Corby 75-0 just seven days earlier, but a Deepings try in the closing stages gave the home side enough daylight to hold on for their third victory of the season.

Bourne hit back with a breakaway try right at the death thanks to Tom Westcott, to give the scoreline more respectablity although the visitors missed the conversion as Deepings held on to their five-point cushion.