SOUTH Woodham Ferrers suffered a 10th defeat in succession, losing 36-5 at Old Haberdashers.

The setback kept Woodham bottom of the London North standings.

But skipper Warren Duggan felt the final scoreline was not a fair reflection of the game.

“The final score was yet again a skewed reflection of the game,” said Duggan.

“For 20 minutes of the first half and for long periods of the second, we were more than equal to them.

“And with a bit more savvy thinking we could have come away with a far better result.”

Woodham started slowly at the weekend as some slack defending and loose tackling led to Old Haberdashers racing into a 21-0 lead inside the opening 15 minutes.

But once the away side had got through their stuttering start they began to return to the shape that saw them win promotion last season, with the forwards making some hard yards and the backs, supplemented by Shaun Morris, running some neat lines to threaten the home team’s line.

However, Woodham are currently missing too many of their finishers to convert periods of possession into points.

Old Haberdashers had no such difficulties though and, after Neil Gittos had been harshly yellow carded, they scored a bonus point try.

Two more tries then followed before Woodham replied with a consolation try from Duggan which saw three players injured in the build-up.