Revenge is sweet for Daventry as they overpower Kettering

COUNTER-ATTACK - action from Daventry's win over Stockwood Park last Saturday (Picture: Jass Lall)
COUNTER-ATTACK - action from Daventry's win over Stockwood Park last Saturday (Picture: Jass Lall)

Daventry Development claimed sweet revenge over Kettering on Saturday.

The last time the teams met, Kettering stormed to a 69-0 win, but the All Blacks turned the tables in style to win this re-match 36-14.

Skipper Dave Brown elected to play with the wind advantage in the first half and things started brightly.

The large Kettering pack were under pressure in the scrums through excellent work by the front row of Shaun Dobbs, Mark Griffin and Tristan Wati.

This enabled Daventry to camp in the Kettering half.

Scrum half Kelsey Myton distributed well and the handling and running by the Daventry three quarters eventually led to tries by Chris Appleby, Alec Elliot and Luke Essex. Two of the scores were made by scorching breaks from Jack Collins and Adam Jones. The tables turned towards the end of the half with Kettering camped on the Daventry try line for 10 minutes. But some stout defending kept them out.

Before the break Adam Jones scorched over from full back for a well deserved try and Luke Essex converted.

In the second half it was the turn of Kettering to use the wind and Daventry conceded two converted tries.

With the game really opening up as tiredness set in there were two late scores by Tristan Wati, who sidestepped his way to the line, and a magnificent length of the field score by Collins. Both were converted by Essex for a final score of 36-14 to Daventry.

Man of the match was Adam Jones, and this Saturday Daventry are at home to Northampton Old Scouts.

Elsewhere, Daventry’s first team battled to a comprehensive Midlands Three East (South) victory over Stockwood Park. Final score at Stefen Hill was 41-22, and man of the match was Russ Welch.