YOUTH RUGBY: Pyne doubles up as Mens Own are beaten

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Fivetries were scored as Daventry Under-15s maiuntained their impressive form with a 31-12 win over Mens Own.

With no fewer than eight players unable to play, it was great to see how far Daventry have progressed by still being able to field a competitive squad for this friendly fixture.

In the first half, Daventry scored three tries to one from the visitors.

Joseph Pyne continued his excellent recent performances with two well taken tries,and Daecha Balding scored the third as Daventry led 19-7 at the break.

Own scored early in the second half to close the gap t0 19-12, but Daventry responded well.

James Cunnington showed good pace and strength to score his first try for Daventry, and Ollie Simms added the final try late.

There were three successsful conversions from Ben James.

Green hat-trick to no avail for Daventry

DAVENTRY Under-16s were involved in a tough league battle at Peterborough, eventually going down 41-31.

Peterborough started strongly and scored a try after just three minutes.

Daventry responded superbly, with a try coming fromFin Wilde which was converted by Joe Green.

Borough scored a second try and then a third soon after as Daventry struggled.

But in the final 10 minutes of the half they hit back, and tries from Wilde and Green saw them level the scores at 17-17 at half-time.

Amazingly, Green scored again at the start of the second half, and with Richard Andrews converting, Dav led 24-17.

Peterborough hit back with power, and two tries and a penalty saw them ease into a 34-24 lead.

Daventry refused to give up, and Green completed an excellent hat-trick of tries. Andrews converted as they were back in the game at 34-31.

The visitors by now were tiring, and it was Peterborough who ran in the late try to seal the win at 41-31.