YOUTH RUGBY: Daventry do enough to hold off Kettering fightback

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Daventry All Blacks Under-16s travelled to Kettering in their first league match of the season and secured a well-earned win with another strong team performance

Kettering made the better star, but Daventry responded with some good tackling with Tatty Kee once again showing his effectiveness.

In the scrum Dav found themselves under pressure, which made things difficult for scrum-half Piers Rogers.

As the first half progressed Daventry got more into the game, and the new centre partnership of Fin Wilde and Freddie Taylor began to click.

After 20 minutes Rogers, took a penalty on the 22 quickly, spotting a gap on the blindside.

The ball was quickly moved on and recycled well with both backs and forwards involved. Matthew Brighty crashed over from short range to open the scoring.

Kettering responded quickly and scord to level it at 5-5.

But Daventry hit back straight away, with Harry Nightingale diving over in the corner,and they led 10-5 at half-time.

The third try was scored early in the second half by Joe Green and at 15-5 the game looked over. But with five minutes to go Kettering scored a converted try, and although they pressed for another score, the match ended 15-12 to Dav.

DAVENTRY Under-17s entertained Bugbrooke and continued on from last season solid performances.

Daventry always had the power and awareness to score and it was only concentration lapses that let Bugbrooke in for scores.

There were big performances from Billy, Callum F, Wills, Callum W and Kieran.