A Park mixed team (really mixed – Reion on the wing, Nick Hollier hooking!) lost in the last minute to Sidcup 2s in front of a large crowd under the lights at Broad Walk on Wednesday night. Park led 19-0, but a well-drilled Sidcup gradually pulled back the arrears as both sides rang the changes.

Park’s defensive alignments stood up better than in the previous pre-season games and it will have proved a useful exercise for both teams.