RUGBY ROUND-UP: Buckby storm in for dozen tries to see off in-form Kempston

POWERING THROUGH - action from Daventry's win over Rugby St Andrews
POWERING THROUGH - action from Daventry's win over Rugby St Andrews
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Long Buckby ran in 12 tries as they stretched their lead at the top of the Midlands East Four (South) table with this win at in-form Kempston.

The Bedfordshire side had won their previous three games, and started this encounter well.

But once Luke Foster had scored the first Bucks try after 11 minutes, there was only going to be one winner.

Five minutes later Tim Dixon scored a try, and a penalty apiece made the score 13-3.

That lead had been stretched to 46-3 thanks to tries from Doug Burroughs, Nick Dixon, Andrew Frankland and Jake Toseland, with Foster also adding a second.

There were four conversions from Ryan Clark.

Kempston dug in at the start of the second half, and it took Buckby 15 minutes to get back on the scoreboard with a try from Ben Walton.

Foster then dummied the full back to complete his hat-trick, Clark followed a similar line to take Buckby’s tries into double figures.

The final two tries were scored by James Hare and Ed Sitch to wrap it up at 77-3.

A good day was made even better after the game when Buckby discovered rivals Bedford Swifts had lost for the second Saturday in a row. Bucks’ lead at the top is now seven points from the new team in second place, Oundle.

This Saturday, Buckby entertain struggling Westwood at Station Road (ko 2.15pm).

Buckby team v Kempston: Tim Lewis, Tim Dixon, Ollie Sitch, Andrew Tarplee Sam Evans, Andrew Frankland, Jake Toseland, Ben Walton, Doug Burroughs, Ryan Clark, James Hare Nick Dixon, Luke Foster, Ed Sitch Jonny Nixon. Reps: Fergus Murray.

MOM: Tim Lewis

Scorers: Tries: Luke Foster (3), Tim Dixon, Doug Burroughs, Nick Dixon, Andrew Frankland, Jake Toseland, Ben Walton, Ryan Clark, James Hare, Ed Sitch. Conversions - Ryan Clark (5) Andrew Frankland (2). Penalties - Ryan Clark

A youthful and inexperienced Daventry Development XV took on a strong Lutterworth IIs and were beaten 57-3.

Daventry’s inexperience showed in the first half and wrong options and poor handling just gave up the possession too cheaply.

The half-time score was 40-3, with Daventry’s points coming from a Will Robb 
penalty.

In the second half, Daventry grew in confidence and held Lutterworth in their own half for long periods.

The scrummage, led by Mark Griffin at hooker, was galvanised, and Daventry were unlucky not to add to their score with the closest effort a barnstorming run down the wing by flyer Logan Roberts.

Notable performances came from by Shaun Dobbs, Anthony Brash, Jared Quinn and Ryan Compston in the forwards and Roberts and Kelsey Mytton in the backs.

Man of the match was second row Reiss Keating.

This Saturday Daventry take on Mens Own at home.