RUGBY: Sanderson the hat-trick star as Daventry progress


Daventry eased into the third round of the RFU Senior Vase with a comprehensive 40-10 win over Shipston-On-Stour.

After the previous week’s league win, Daventry were in high spirits.

Daventry started strongly with full-back Jake Sanderson scoring a try out wide.

Shipston tried to hit back, but the All Blacks stood firm and further tries from Sanderson and Hin Dip saw them clear at half-time.

At the start of the second-half Lee Collett scored a fourth try, and with Shipston tiring, Daventry wrapped things up with Sanderson completing his hat-trick and Ethan Roberts dotting down the try of the match.

Wardel converted five of Daventry’s six tries, while Hin Dip was named man of the match. This Saturday Daventry are back in league action when they entertain Vipers in Midlands Three East (South). Kick-off at Stefen Hill is 3pm.

THE Daventry Development XV took on Bugbrooke IIs and, partly thanks to two players being sin-binned and another being sent off, they lost 38-25.

Bugbrooke opened up the scoring with two tries in the first 10 minutes

Daventry fought back and scored a try of their own through Loken Wong, before Bugbrooke scored again.

Daventry made some changes at half-time and upped the tempo.

Will Robb showed good power to go over for a try which Robb converted, and he then landed a penalty to make the score 19-17 to Bugbrooke.

Bugbrooke sensed the danger and upped their game.

The pressure their forwards applied led to Trevor Hewitt and Jason Mills both being sin-binned, and Bugbrooke scored two tries in the 10 minutes Daventry where down to 13 men to take control.

Mills’ return to the action was short-lived as he was sent off for a foul on a Bugbrooke player, meaning Daventry would play the remainder of the game with 14 men.

A good backs move lead to a try for K Moore under the posts, but Bugbrooke’s numberical advantage paid dividends and they scored the final try of the game to win 38-25. Daventry man of the Match was Luke Essex.

LONG Buckby continued their impressive start to their campaign with a thumping 38-0 cup win at Alcester.

The villagers return to Midlands Four East (South) action this weekend when they entertain third-placed Thorney at Station Road.

Buckby have won four out of four so far in the league, but are still second on points difference behind fellow 100 per centers Bedford Swifts.

Thorney had won their first three fixtures, but narrowly lost 27-24 to Swifts last time out. Kick-off at Station Road is at 3pm.