Kenilworth Colts welcomed Rugby St Andrews on Saturday and their determination to make amends after a couple of recent defeats paid off as they secured a nine-try, 51-5 victory, writes Phil Morris.
Kenilworth started with great energy and spirit and within three minutese Paul Beyiha, playing on the wing, scored his first try for the Colts for a 5-0 lead. Just seven minutes later, after some great handling in the wet conditions, Sam Morris scored the Colts' second, which Will Morgan successfully converted to extend their lead to 12 points.
Kenilworth's attacking moves continued, albeit punctuated with a few handling errors and the odd penalty, resulting in two further un-converted tries. The first of these came from Ed Hinchcliffe and was followed by a score from Rob Poulter to give Kenilworth a commanding 22-0 lead at half time.
The second forty started equally well for Kenilworth as Rob Spooner powered over the line to score with 45 minutes on the clock, before Poulter scored his second of the afternoon just five minutes later. Geraint Green, having played the first half on loan for St Andrews, seized his opportunity in Kenilworth colours to put another five points on the board, this time followed by a successful conversion from the boot of Morgan.
Not content with the resulting 41 - 0 lead, Morgan then scored a try of his own for a 46-point lead with 20 minutes remaining.
The visitors re-grouped and pushed really hard and their improved focus was rewarded when they scored a well-deserved try as the match entered the final 15 minutes. It was too little too late for them, however, and Kenilworth replied with Poulter's third try to round off the scoring a secure a comprehensive 51-5 victory.