All Blacks celebrate a winning streak

DAVENTRY All Blacks travelled to Deepings with a run of four consecutive league wins under their belt and came away with another.

From the kick-off centre Luke Jones suffered a bad ankle injury and had to be carried off. Daventry re-shuffled their back line and withstood constant pressure from the solid Deepings pack, with Ricky Haynes conspicuous in defence.

Eventually, Daventry broke the Deeping stranglehold and scored a very well-worked try by moving the ball in the backs, with fly-half Ricky Haynes making the touchdown and James Heath converting.

A good attacking move from the Daventry backs saw full-back Jake Sanderson, take a nasty knock to the jaw but carried on for 10 minutes with a very gusty performance.

Eventually he had to leave the pitch with what was later diagnosed as a broken jaw.

Committed work from the forwards with the scrummage now dominant, allowed Daventry to pressurise the Deepings defence.

This good ground allowed James Heath to kick a penalty and give a 10–nil lead which was narrowed to 10-5 just before half-time by a Deepings’ try.

In the second-half Daventry’s back line was again reorganised with Jake Ogden carrying an injury but playing on.

Deepings kicked a penalty and scored an unconverted try to give them a 15-10 lead.

But Daventry’s resolve and commitment showed when winger Heathen Roberts sliced through the Deepings’ defence to score an excellent try, again converted by the ever-reliable James Heath. He added a further penalty six minutes later.

Tom Haynes scored a third try for Daventry under the posts again converted by James Heath to give a well deserved win. Next Daventry are away to Northampton Old Scouts in the Lewis Shield.