YOUTH RUGBY: Mixed fortunes for All Blacks Under-8s

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Daventry fielded two under-eight teams against Long Buckby. They turned in encouraging performances, with team one winning and team two losing.

Team one was Joel Aldridge, Morgan Gilstone, Liam Tutcher, Jack Askey, and Drew and they showed their strength and running ability. End-to-end tag rugby was played with Dav coming out on top winning both their games.

Team two saw Niall Shackleton, Thomas Ennis, Kian Adams, Harry How and Nehal and they played enthusiastically.

Daventry matched a strong Buckby side, tries were scored at regular intervals, but Buckby won through.

Ampthill mob prove just too strong

DAVENTRY All Blacks Under-15s took on Ampthill in the cup, and slipped to a 7-0 defeat.

Ampthill started strongly and, with Daventry conceding a strign of early penalties, they scored a converted try to go 7-0 ahead.

Daventry hit back and pressed hard, but couldn’t find a way through. In the second half the game’s intensity increased, and Daventry looked to have a great chance when Amtphill were reduced to 14 men.

Time and again Daventry were so close to scoring, but couldn’t get over the line and it stayed 7-0.

Elsigood is top man as Dav beat Bletchley

DAVENTRY Under-16s turned in a good performance as they saw off a well-organised Bletchley side 20-0.

Daventry took the opportunity to try players in new positions and other were given their opportunity to stake their claim for an Under16 All Black starting line up.

Sam Smith showed why he has the fastest hooking boot in the squad winning countless balls against the head and Matt Elsigood was named man of the match with an abrasive performance at blindside.

Blacks score 13 tries in Buckby showdown

Daventry Under-9s took a full squad of 10 players over to local rivals Long Buckby and came away with a win and a loss from the two games.

Overall this was a really successful morning for the boys, as each and everyone of them showed big improvements from last week.

New boy Camden had a great first outing, creating two tries and coming inches away from a first score. What was really encouraging was the way that the more experienced boys encouraged and looked after him.

In defence Korben, Joe, Ewan, Max, Jack and Isaac tackled brilliantly. At one point in the first half Daventry forced Buckby back half of the length of the pitch due to great pressure.

Going forward Daventry were always a threat. With the dancing feet of Joe, the power of Ewan, Korbens pace, Liam’s leg drive in the tackle, Charlie’s barrelling runs and Will’s support play the Blacks crossed the line 13 occasions across the two games.

This was a real step up from last week, next week the boys will look to continue their development at home to Scouts