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Rugby: Heavy defeat for Douglas in Cumbria

Manx side beaten 48-7 by Penrith

Douglas suffered a heavy defeat in their latest game in North One West of the English Club Championships last weekend

The Manx side went down 48-7 to Penrith at Winters Park in Cumbria last Saturday (11 September).

It means back-to-back defeats for the Island side after their narrowly lost to Vale of Lune in Lancaster the previous week (4 September).

Penrith's big defeat at Stockport last weekend gave Douglas some encouragement as they headed north but that was quickly dispelled when the home side grabbed two quick tries to lead 12-0 after just twelve minutes.

Nathan Gibson on debut pulled one pack for Douglas and Luke Hyland's conversion reduced the deficit to five points.

From that point on however it was one way traffic and Penrith ran in two more tries to lead 26-7 at half time.

The Cumbrians added a further four tries in the second half and some stiff defending prevented Douglas from adding to their tally.

Douglas's scheduled game this week against Broughton Park has been postponed, so they have a fortnight to lick their wounds before travelling to Bowdon on 25 September.

Elsewhere, in Manx rugby's pre-season friendly the Isle of Man side beat Rest of the World side 79-45 in a high scoring affair at Mooragh Park.

The highlights for the IOM team were four tries for paceman Brandon Atcheson and a hat trick for Dan Bonwick.

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