Earlsdon 2nds vs Kenilworth 2nds: 10th December 2011
Hot on the heels of a hard fought and just about deserved victory at home to Rugby St. Andrews, Kenilworth 2nds were this week away at Earlsdon. Keen to avoid a repeat of the team’s poor start 7 days earlier Kenilworth arrived at the ground early to get the long journey out of the system (more on this later) and prepared well ahead of kick off. As is the way with 2nds rugby the team had changed somewhat from the week before however it was pleasing to see a number of new and returning faces to the side. Second team debutant James Alty seemed a little perplexed at the now regular team warm up that includes forward vs backs keep ups.
Earlsdon playing with just 14 men were up against it from the start when Ks opened the scoring with a well worked length of the field try that was finished off by man of the match Lothian who incidentally did well to avoid ‘dick of the day’ having tripped himself up more than once. Povey converted as he did the majority of the chances that came his way in the game, final result 15- 46 flattering K’s a little. Standout performances also came from Lothian, Trafford and Brown with Earlsdon’s Back (brother of Neil Back) a constant thorn in K’s side. Special mention of full back, James Alty who played with confidence and linked up well with his back three and is certainly one to watch in the future.
After a hard fought 80 minutes of running rugby the long journey home proved too daunting for the squad who to a man took the opportunity to break the journey and stop off at the pub on the way home. This was made all the more enjoyable by the presence of Kenilworth stalwart Macca presiding over the awarding of ‘dick of the day’ to Max Povey for managing to leave his driving license and passport in the changing room after the game!
Kenilworth 2nds: Alty, Johnson, Brown (2 tries), Povey (1 pen, 4 cons), Rowelly, Trafford, Bowden (try), Llewlyn, Lothian, Mylie, Jenkins, Lane, Phillips (try), Burnham (try), Carrick (Reps) Clifford (on for Carrick at half time).