A MUCH-CHANGED Daventry team travelled to Bedford Queens, with several players making their first 15 debuts.
Bedford Queens’ heavy, strong mauling pack dominated their play with their scrum-half continually probing Daventry’s defence.
Good scrummaging, allowed Daventry’s backs to stretch Bedford Queens with skipper Adam Whitehead conspicuous in attack and defence.
Daventry were unlucky not to score with several well-executed moves. But the half ended with Queens getting a penalty to take an undeserved 3-0 lead.
This stirred Daventry and Adam Whitehead scored under the posts, converted by James Heath. A penalty gave the visitors a 10-3 lead.
A well-judged kick saw Bedford Queens kick a penalty to give a very tight last quarter of the game.
In the dying moments of the match they scored an unconverted try to give them a win.
Luke Essex at full-back and Lee Collett produced sound displays in a game that Daventry could have taken the three points.