RUGBY: Brown at the double as Daventry make it three straight wins

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Jordan Brown led the way with two tries as Daventry All Blacks secured a 40-23 bonus point win at Old Newtonians in Midlands Division Three (South).

It was Daventry’s third league win on the spin, and saw them score six tries in all against bottom-of-the-table ONs.

The win lifts Daventry up to seventh in the table.

Daventry got off to a good start, with James Heath kicking a penalty and then converting Chris Appleby’s opening try to put his side 10-0 ahead.

ONs hit back with two penalties and then a couple of tries while Daventry were down to 14 men for a sin-binning, and that meant they led 16-10, before another Heath penalty reduced the arrears to make it 16-13 at the break.

In the second half, Daventry came out with all guns blazing and scored three tries in quick succession, with one converted by Heath, to take control of the game at 30-16.

The try scorers were Brown, Jack Gwilliam and Heath.

Old Newts weren’t finished yet though, and they made a spirited comeback to close the gap to 23-30.

Coach Toby Johnson at this point ordered Daventry to tighten their defence, which they did, and they scored two more tries through Callum Spires and Brown to wrap up an impressive victory.

MOM went to Brown for his peerformance in his first start at scrum-half for the first team.

Daventry are back in league action on Saturday when they play Mens Own at Stefen Hill (ko 2.15pm).

While things are going well for Daventry, the same cannot be said for neighbours Long Buckby.

They slid to their fifth defeat in the past six league games as they were beaten 27-9 by Stockwood Park at Station Road.

The defeat means Bucks have now slipped to second bottom in Midlands Three (South).

The match was a tight affair in the first half, with three Jonny Palmer penalties ensuring Bucks trailed just 10-9 at the break.

The second half was dominated by Park who added 17 points to seal the win and leave Bucks in relegation bother.