Enfield Ignatians recorded their first away victory after a 22-19 win over Stockwood Park in London Two North-West on Saturday.

Ignatians started the match well and roared into an eighth-minute lead after they worked in left winger Cairo Sango with Jake Bates adding the conversion.

However, although Stockwood are languishing down the bottom end of the table, they did not give in and fashioned a couple of converted tries from Martin Rowe and Jack Brooks.

The visitors scored their second try of the day when Sango used his pace to open up the hosts’ defence and found Hadee Fayaz who squeezed in at the corner.

The half ended 14-12 to Stockwood and it was not until the 67th minute that Ignatians finally edged in front following a successful Bates penalty.

But their lead was shortlived when Park added their third try from Alex Lovell before Ignatians made the game safe after Luke Stack went over.

Bates added the extras and led them to their seventh league win of the season as the Blue and Golds moved up to seventh.

Captain Keir Bonnar said: “A win’s a win but we made very hard work of putting the game to bed. We worked out how we are going to play, once on the field, it’s as if our game plan went out of the window.

“We allowed our standards to slip but full marks to Stockwood Park for a very spirited effort.”

Enfield next taste league action on Saturday, March 4 when they entertain Hammersmith & Fulham.