DAVENTRY RUGBY: Heath doubles up as All Blacks sink Casuals

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For the second week running Daventry edged a close encounter this time seeing of Northampton Casuals 16-10.

Daventry started really well, their pods functioned nicely and their ball carriers crossed the gain line at ease but Casuals defended well and after a period of possession on the Casuals line the Blacks conceded a penalty allowing Casuals to clear their lines.

Soon after the home side were rewarded with a penalty which was slotted by Bradley Wardell. This was a battle of attrition and the Blacks were winning the battle in the scrum and at maul time however the link between backs and forwards was missing.

When the likes of Jake O’Keife, Jack Gwilliam and Jake Sanderson got the ball though they did look a threat.

The power game got its just rewards though when James Heath was driven over 
following a clean take from Toby Williams.

Casuals came back into the game well though.

Their No.8 caused problems and they were quite structured in their attacks.

They were rewarded with a try before half time to make it 8-5 at the break.

The Blacks continued to struggle for fluency in the second half but still had the edge up front and a Wardell penalty and a second try for Heath stretched the lead to 16-5. Despite a late score from Casuals, it was another win for the home side who have now climbed to seventh in Midlands Three East South.

Flanker Danny Collett was named man of the match.