AFTER crossing the whitewash for the first time in his professional career during Newcastle Falcons’ 46-29 defeat at London Irish at the weekend, Scarborough-born Darren Fearn is keen to press on and cement his place in the first team squad at Kingston Park.
Fearn, who signed professional terms with the AVIVA Premiership outfit after impressing during his time studying at Northumbria University, has been handed a couple of opportunities from the bench in the last couple of weeks after he was unavailable for the Falcons at the start of the campaign.
Now he is keen to push on after his late try. He said: “It was great to get that first try, it was just disappointing that we had a rubbish result.
“Irish played well and we just made some stupid mistakes that cost us.
“It was great to get on and get some more playing time though and the try just topped it off for me.
“The try wasn’t anything special, the forwards put in some good work and I was able to go over.
“It has been a disappointing season for the club so far. We haven’t won a game yet in the league but we have a strong squad and I’m confident we’ll be fine once we get that first win under our belts.
“But from a personal level it’s just great to be involved at this level and to get my first try at a stadium like the Madejski was the icing on the cake.”
Fearn keeps a close eye on the fortunes of Scarborough RUFC, who collected their first win of the season at home to York on Saturday with fly half Tom Harrison in form.
Fearn knows Harrison from his time spent at university with him, and isn’t surprised he has made an impact at Silver Royd.
He added: “Tom’s a good lad and a good player so I am not surprised he has started well there. I only played a few games with him but he is a good signing for them.”