MEN’S RUGBY: Toseland doubles up as Buckby make it four wins out of four

NO WAY THROUGH - action from Daventry's win at Brackley
NO WAY THROUGH - action from Daventry's win at Brackley
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Long Buckby cruised to their fourth straight win in Midlands Four East (South) as they eased past previously unbeaten Stamford College Old Boys 27-0.

Buckby were disrupted by an early injury to No. 8 Ben Walton which forced Jake Toseland into the back row, replaced at centre by Nick Dixon.

Old Boys defended stoutly, but after 15 minutes fly-half Ryan Clarke put Bucks 3-0 up with a penalty.

The first try followed from Sam Evans, with Clarke converting to make it 10-0.

After 35 minutes it was 15-0 as hooker Tim Dixon dotted down.

As the second half kicked off, the earlier drizzle turned to heavy rain. Handling became more difficult and handling errors crept in.

However, buoyed by their half-time lead, Buckby were able to convert their possession into a try for Jake Toseland and Ryan Clarke’s conversion made it 22-0.

On 50 minutes Buckby lost another influential player, Simon Dixon, but replacement Ed Sitch seized his chance and fed the ball to Jonny Nixon who drew a penalty from Old Boys increasingly desperate defence.

Clarke put the ball in the corner and from the next phase the chip through forced the home side to ground the ball over their own line. A five metre scrum followed and Toseland picked up and went over for his second try of the game.

Team: Ollie Sitch, Tim Dixon, John-Paul Walters Sam Evans, Andrew Tarplee, Fergus Murray, Tom Illingworth, Ben Walton, Doug Burroughs, Ryan Clarke, Simon Dixon, Jake Toseland, ,Luke Foster, James Hare, Jonny Nixon. Reps: Nick Dixon, Ed Sitch, Steve Cantrill

Scorers: Tries: Toseland (2) Evans, Dixon. Pen: Clarke. Cons: Clarke (2). MOM: Tim Dixon

Brackley 10 Daventry 67

DAVENTRY claimed their second Midlands Three East (South) win on the spin as they battered Brackley Town.

Brackley actually took the lead with a penalty, but Daventry soon levelled with three points of their own.

The All Blacks then showed their power as they ran in four tries before half-time, the pick of them coming from Ethan Roberts who took an excellent crossfield kick from second row James Heath.

Brackley started the 
second half strongly, but 
Daventry stood firm, 
weathered the storm, and went on to score five more tries in an impressive performance.

Brackley never gave up, and scored a converted try of their own near the end before Daventry had the last say with Ricky Haynes chipping over a cheeky drop goal with the last kick.

Tries: Ethan Roberts 3, Lee Collett , Ricky Haynes, Russell Ogden, James Heath, Luke Jones, Jake Sanderson. Cons: Brad Wardel (8). Pen: Brad Wardel. Drop goal: Ricky Haynes

THE Daventry Development XV were in action at Stefen Hill, and proved too strong for Brackley IIs as they raced to a 67-0 win.