YOUTH RUGBY: Champions Oundle too hot for Daventry to handle

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Daventry under-16s travelled to Oundle, last season’s league champions and were slow to awake.

Daventry were guilty of ball watching and Oundle worked the ball wide for the opening score, the restart followed the same pattern and Daventry found themselves 12-0 down within five minutes.

The next 30 minutes was physical competitive rugby with neither side being able to score due to excellent tackling.

The second half saw Daventry fire and were held short of the line be fierce Oundle defence. After a great spell of pressure Joe Barlow broke free to touch down under the posts, Kieran Banks adding the conversion to make it 12-7.

Daventry then lost players through injuries and the momentum went with Oundle who ran out 31-7 winners.

This was an impressive performance by Daventry and will stand them in good stead for the next league match.

Players who caught the eye were Matt Elsigood, Banks and Lewis Print. The man of the match was Joe Pursey.

Coach Craig delight at season opener

Daventry under-sevens played their first matches of the season against Bugbrooke.

Coach Jim Craig was delighted with the players performance and all the practice over the last four weeks paid off.

All the players enjoyed the morning and the matches were played in great spirit with bags of enthusiasm, Daventry winning one of the three matches played.

Bugbrooke beaten as Under-12s start well

Daventry under-12s got off to a great start to the season by beating Bugbrooke.

The game saw Daventry’s new captain Jacob take the team to their first victory with great rucking from Rory putting daventry on the front foot, with a great pack performance from Jacob, Joe, Kyle, Lewis and Rory it didnt take long for Daventry to score one of their four tries. The first came from Luke dodging a couple of tackles to touch down, the next two tries were scored by Adam and Jacob all getting converted to give Daventry a 21-0 lead.

The next try came from Max then the kicked was missed by Rhys who hit the crossbar.

Bugbrooke then went over to finish the game at 26-7.