YOUTH RUGBY: Daventry hit the try trail as they win the Challenge League

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Daventry Under-15s won their final league game of the season 63-0 against Long Buckby to ensure they finish top of the Challenge League.

During the first half tries came at regular intervals and were generally the result of quick recycling at rucks and backs and forwards combining effectively to move the ball in space.

The tries were scored by Hugo Rogers (4 mins), Lewis Evans (15 mins), Freddie Taylor (24 and 30 mins) and Kai Dunlop (27 mins), with two of them being converted by Richard Andrews to make the half-time score 29-0.

All substitutes took the field at half time to ensure all players had at least half a game. Despite changes in key positions, Daventry maintained their dominance.

Andrews scored the first try of the second half, which he coverted, and a few minutes later Arron Gardener also dotted down.

Evans scored his second try of the match in the 14th minute of the second half, following a break from Joe Green, who also converted.

After a further period of pressure in the Long Buckby 22, Joe Searle burst over the try line to touch down.

Steve Watters was on the score sheet a few minutes lateR and the final play of the game saw Green score in the corner.

Under 14s

Olney 27 Daventry 5

Daventry responded well to some specific coaching and played well despite the difficult conditions against a strong Olney side.

Despite losing the game, the players responded well to what they had been shown in training and put on a performance that deserved a closer score line.

Playing into the wind in the first half, Daventry did well to be only 10-0 down at half-time.

Early in the second half, Daventry scored a try through Ollie Simms to maje it 10-5, but unfortunately this proved to be Daventry’s only score of the game.

Under 16s

Daventry 10 Old Northamptonians 38

Daventry rounded off their league campaign against a strong ONs squad. their number 10 and 15 the eye catching players.

Daventry conceeded three first half-tries despite playing all the rugby, and being camped in the ONs half, missing a penalty opportunity.

The second half saw Daventry apply pressure and this led to two great scores that were well deserved.

Joe P scored the second off a great blindside move that saw ONs short on defenders.

So often we see people moaning about referees, but the referee was superb on this occasion keeping the competitive breakdown clean and fair allowing both teams to play rugby.

Man of the match for Daventry was Josh Jordan, who played an outstanding game.

Joe B, Wills, Callum W, Billy and Matt E also all caught the eye with solid performances.

This was a great squad performance.