DAVENTRY RUGBY: Gwilliam at the double as All Blacks see off OLs

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The Daventry Development XV proved just how much they have, well, developed, at the weekend when they hammered Old Laurentians IIs 43-10.

The past encounter between these sides saw OLs romp to a huge victory, so it was with come trepidation that the young Daventry side took to the field.

Daventry looked to their young pack to carry the fight and they did not disappoint.

The front row of Welsh, Griffin and Brash scrummaged solidly, assisted in the engine room by emerging stars Reiss Keating and Jared Quinn.

The first half was evenly matched and neither side could really gain the upper hand.

Eventually, after a typically barnstorming run by Nick Berry, the ball was swiftly sent wide for winger Dougie Elliot to finish in the corner.

This was converted from the touchline by Will Robb.

OLs came straight back and sneaked in at the other end just before the half time whistle to make it 7-5.

Daventry got the first score of the second half through Jack Gwilliam and never looked back.

Both teams were really trying to run the ball but the Daventry defence were just too dominant and forced OLs to make errors.

One such mistake was swept up by the ever present Keating who galloped to the line for a try.

This was followed by further scores from Welsh, Berry and a second by Jack Gwilliam.

Not to be outdone Old Laurentians came back and Daventry could not defend a rolling maul to the corner for a consolation try.

The last play of the game saw Dave Brown split the defence to touch down under the posts.

Will Robb converted four attempts to make the final scored 43-10.

Daventry man of the match was Quinn.

Daventry first team suffered a 39-14 defeat to promotion hopefuls Biggleswade in Midlands Three East (South).

The All Blacks have now dropped to seventh in the table after the defeat to the second placed team, but have a great chance to get back to winning ways this Saturday when they entertain second-from-bottom Brackley.

Brackley have won just two games out of 12 this season.