For the second week in a row the two top sides from last year’s Kentwell Cup rugby have tasted defeat.

Suburban District Club champion Drummoyne went down to Mosman 26-7 and Beecroft lost to giant-killers Kings Old Boys 21-5.

Unable to cover a huge list of players missing through injury and other commitments, Beecroft Rugby Club was still able to be competitive down through the grades.

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Beecroft’s golden season has come to a screeching halt after the Lions suffered their third loss in as many matches.

The Thornleigh-based side has slipped to third on the Kentwell Cup ladder after a 21-5 loss to last-placed Kings Old Boys.

Crofties are in a mid-season slump made worse by an exodus of players unavailable through either injury or other commitments.

“We always seem to struggle this time of year,” said coach Steve Broughton-Rouse.

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The previous week’s bruising encounter between Beecroft and Drummoyne, played in atrociously wet conditions, appears to have been at a cost to both sides as they went down to Knox and Kings Old Boys respectively.

With no less than five of last week’s starting line-up unavailable, the selectors at Beecroft went for youth against third-positioned Knox, promoting three colts to the first grade forward pack.

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Beecroft failed to cope with the weekend’s miserable conditions and went down 20-3 against Suburban Rugby Kentwell Cup competition-leaders Drummoyne.

With the games against Drummoyne moved to riverside Taplin Oval and played in constant heavy rain, it was never going to be conducive to free-flowing, running rugby.

But as so many games had been postponed already it had to be business as usual.

Beecroft struggled from the start, with Fifth Grade going down 25-0 before the Colts put together a solid 25-6 win, followed by an equally pleasing 19-5 win by the Fourths.

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Beecroft secured a first grade Suburban Rugby Kentwell Club win 28-10 over Mosman on Saturday despite the absence of two key players.

The game could have been postponed because Ben Gordon and Mike Daff played for NSW Subbies in their win over Queensland but the Crofties opted to go ahead with the match.

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