Camelot are mauled at home by Stevenage

Camelot defending against Stevenage. Picture courtesy of Gail D'Almaine
Camelot defending against Stevenage. Picture courtesy of Gail D'Almaine

Rugby

Camelot 8-41 Stevenage

A DEPLETED Camelot side collapsed to defeat at home to Stevenage on Saturday.

The team were missing several key players, with Richard Woodard, Ross Willoughby, Carl Buckingham and Adonis Marmaras all absent.

Stevenage kicked off and stole possession after a Hemel lineout to score a breakaway try which gave them an early five point lead.

The home side pressed forward to win a penalty near the posts which inside centre Daniel OBrien kicked successfully to narrow the deficit to 5-3.

Stevenage then won a scrum followed by a penalty at the restart which they kicked back into the Camelot 22 for a lineout.

They broke through across the line to score a try before quickly adding another.

The visitors launched another attack just before the break to score a fourth try and stretch their lead to 22-3.

Stevenage continued where they left off after the interval and scored a try from a lineout before Nino Massa seized the ball and charged across the line for a consolation try for Camelot.

However, Stevenage hit back again and broke through the hosts’ defence to score a converted try and a catch and drive move minutes later led to another score to make it 41-8.

Next up for Camelot is a trip to St Albans at the weekend.

> Pic – Camelot defending their line against Stevenage. Picture by Gail D’Almaine