The home side started brightly, forcing the men from Bedfordshire to concede a penalty, before a delicate chip ahead into space by Russ Clarke was gathered by Mike Rust, who had a relatively clear run to the line. Clarke added the extras to open up a seven-point lead after just three minutes. A Gareth Renowden kick ahead then caused problems for the visitors defence, before Alecs Stanojevic and Rust combined threateningly. After Clarke was just short with a penalty-goal attempt, Ampthill pulled themselves together, with their powerful pack to the fore. It was a rolling maul in the Ks 22 that brought them their first try, by prop Keni Baratt, converted by fly-half Keiron Davies, on 19 minutes. Another Clarke penalty shot was unsuccessful, prior to the league-leaders backs showing, for the first of many times, why they are so potent - a slick, sweeping move only being defeated by the dead-ball line. More was to follow. A break by Davies and transfer to Jonathan Raven, saw the centre home under the posts, via a missed tackle en route. The sure boot of Davies increased the lead after 29 minutes. Worse was to follow three minutes later. With Kenilworth enjoying a brief spell of pressure in the Ampthill 22, alert left-wing Adam Shaw seized a loose pass by Tristan Wati and sprinted the length of the field to touch down for another converted try. Davies then showed his mettle with the boot in open play, kicking ahead and gathering to cross for a try, which he also converted, close to the half-time whistle. Seeing the game fast slipping beyond their reach, the Ks mounted some last-ditch pressure. A good drive by the pack, with Wati in the van, unsettled their opponents, and saw lock Samuel Richbell sent to the sin-bin by referee Craig Maxwell-Keys.
The second half was barely five minutes old when flanker Andy Bladon was forced to retire injured, to be followed by Wati. Nick Collett came on, and Jai Purewal moved to the back row. As part of a non-injury led reshuffle, Coach Matt Davies then introduced Dave Clements at fly-half. This proved to be the catalyst for a very bright spell for the home side. A lovely break by the ex-Rugby Lions man, plus typical pace and determination from Jez Noon, were instrumental in the move that resulted in an unconverted try for Sam Viggers on 17 minutes. It was now Ampthill's turn to be rattled. Replacement Simon Emms was yellow-carded for foul play on the floor, then a scuffle resulted in Baratt and Ian Phillips following suit. With no other front-row available to Ampthill, the scrums became uncontested. On the half-hour, Renowden was withdrawn in favour of Grant Hancox. The Ks continued to press, Clements sending Ross Bayston away, but the winger was isolated and penalized for holding on. Against the run of play, an error by the otherwise very impressive Clements set up a second try for Raven, this one unconverted. Kenilworth struck back almost immediately. A superb move, again with Clements and Noon to the fore, released Rust for his second try wide on the right. The conversion was unsuccessful, and Ampthill had the last word, flanker Thomas Jankowski crossing, and Davies converting, just prior to the final whistle.
Kenilworth: Stanojevic,Rust, Noon, Purewal, Bayston, Clarke, Renowden, Wati, Overton, Greevy, Phillips, Smith, Bladon, Viggers, Thompson (Capt.). Replacements: Collett, Clements, Hancox.