Kenilworth's Under 15s travelled to local rivals Old Leamingtonians at the weekend in the last four of the Warwickshire County Cup, securing a 46-0 victory over their local rivals to reach the final, writes Peter Cox.Kenilworth's Under 15s travelled to local rivals Old Leamingtonians at the weekend in the last four of the Warwickshire County Cup, securing a 46-0 victory over their local rivals to reach the final, writes Peter Cox.
The result came after the side reached the semi finals with a 62-0 win over Old Laurentians earlier this month, and they continued their high-scoring performances with a comprehensive victory against their neighbours.
With bright sunshine shining down on Bericote Lane, the opening stages of the match proved to an even affair with both teams contesting the ball and making some progress. The first breakthrough came five minutes into the game, however, after some great play from Kenilworth's forwards. They subsequently broke through the Old Leamingtonians' line for the opening try and added two points through the conversion for an early 7-0 lead.
From the restart Kenilworth kept up the pressure on their opponents, forcing a mistake that resulted in turnover ball. Strong running from the backs resulted in a second try and Kenilworth nearly scored a third following a cross field kick, only for the winger to be rightly judged as offside.
The visitors dominated play during the remainder of the first half and their defensive line was impenetrable, winning back possession and taking the attack back down the pitch into Old Leamingtonians' territory. The pressure proved to be too much for the hosts and two further tries were scored before half time giving Kenilworth a 22-0 lead at the break.
Old Leamingtonians came out strongly at the start of the second half but were not able to breach the Kenilworth line and again possession was lost to put Kenilworth back on the attack. It took just three minutes for that pressure to result in a fifth Kenilworth try following a strong individual run. Old Leamingtonians, to their credit, kept pressing but Kenilworth were just too strong and a further three tries were scored without reply. The visitors secured a 46-0 victory and now await their opponents in the final, which is due to be played at Coventry's Butts Park Arena on Sunday 15th April.
Pictures from this match can be viewed by clicking HERE.