Kenilworth fall to heavy Droitwich defeat

Kenilworth's unbeaten run in the league stretching back to September came to an end on Saturday with a comprehensive 41-0 defeat away to Droitwich, writes Sophie Freestone.

The hosts put themselves 17-0 up inside the opening thirty minutes with three tries from winger Brad Cook on his debut and a conversion from Bobby Scott-Walker. The first of these tries came after 10 minutes with Droitwich turning pressure at the line out into points for a 5-0 lead.

Cook's second try extended his side's lead to ten points with another score on the right before securing his hat trick as the half hour mark approached. Kenilworth were unfortunate to find themselves on the wrong end of the referee's decision with Cook finishing off a move under the posts. Scott-Walker added the conversion for his side's 17-0 lead.

The second half then saw Droitwich extend their lead immediately after the break with a try from Ruben Staite on the left with 42 minutes on the clock. Kenilworth subsequently kept the Droitwich attack at bay for the following 15 minutes before Staite added a second by the posts with the final quarter approaching to give his side a 29-0 advantage following Scott-Walker's conversion.

With the match entering the final fifteen minutes, Droitwich continued to pressure the Kenilworth defence. Their efforts were rewarded when Mark Strutt crossed on the left for his side's sixth of the afternoon. They completed their try-scoring after 75 minutes when another five metre line out resulted in a try for Rob Poke, with Scott-Walker once again adding the extras for a 41-0 victory.

Next up for Kenilworth is a derby against local side Earlsdon on Saturday. Kick off at Glasshouse Lane is 2:15pm.

Pics of the game can be seen HERE