‘Jekyll and Hyde’ Peterborough Lions deliver a horror show

Peterborough Lions crashed down to earth with an almighty bump on Saturday (October 30).

By Alan Swann
Tuesday, 2nd November 2021, 5:09 pm
Peterborough Lions scrum half Ollie Hunter fires a pass away under pressure at West Bridgeford. Photo: Mick Sutterby.
Peterborough Lions scrum half Ollie Hunter fires a pass away under pressure at West Bridgeford. Photo: Mick Sutterby.

The city side travelled to West Bridgeford for a Midlands Division One East contest cock-a-hoop after beating city rivals Peterborough RUFC in a thriller at Fengate the previous weekend.

Borough had beaten West Bridgeford earlier this season, but it proved beyond the Lions who were hammered 51-13.

Chairman Andy Moore said: “We’ve become the Jekyll and Hyde team in Midlands One. You don’t know what team has turned up until the whistle blows. It’s very frustrating and disappointing.

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Peterborough Lions hooker Ben Wilkinson powers over for a try at West Bridgeford. Photo: Mick Sutterby.

“We were only 14-8 down at half-time and even the referee thought we were going to come back and win, but instead it was a total capitulation.”

The home side were on top for most of the first-half, but an individual try from Roko Duvui and a penalty from Sam Dumigan left the match well-poised at 15-8 at the break.

However it was West Bridgeford who showed the greater desire in the second-half and they romped away to win with only a try from hooker Ben Wilkinson to cheer the wounded Lions.

Lions are without a game this weekend.

Peterborough RUFC were without a fixture at the weekend, They are still second and host bottom club Towcestrians at Fengate on Saturday (November 6, 3pm).