BARKERS BUTTS COLTS V KENILWORTH COLTS 1ST April 6.30pm
This game was scheduled against the Barkers team on Wednesday evening to avoid the Easter holidays.
Barkers 21-15 Kenilworth
This was always going to be a tight game with both teams vying for 3rd spot in the league. The game went well for Kenilworth with Barkers straying offside in the early play and conceding a penalty in front of the posts. Kens 3 nil. 3 mins.
Kenilworth continued to play well and had plenty of possession. When Barkers did threaten Kens used the wind well to clear their lines with Templeton's booming boot. Late in the 2nd Half Kenilworth mounted an attack through the centre and Zack now playing Fly Half for Craig Gyetvai, kicked a grubber through the defence for Hector Smith to chase. Smith got there first beating the Full Back and the score was 8 nil. Zack got the conversion 10 nil. 19 mins.
No further scores until after HALF TIME.
It was clear Barkers would come back in the 2nd half with Home advantage and the wind at their backs. They scored an early try plus converted. 7-10. 4 mins SH
Against the run of play Kenilworth mounted an attack through the centre and then the Kens spun a ball out wide to Connor who made good ground down the wing. With 3m left to go, he spun out of 2 despairing tackles and scored in the corner. 7Mins SH. 7-15 No Conversion.
This really got Barkers going and after sustained pressure they scored from a rolling maul in the Kenilworth Corner. 14-15 plus conversion. 16 mins SH. At this point there was 19 minutes left and Kenilworth lost prop Charlie to injury with no replacements left. Kens down to 14 men. Uncontested scrums.
Now started a desperate defence to keep out Barkers until the final whistle. It looked like for a time that Kenilworth were going to win a famous victory, but hopes were dashed with 3 minutes to go. Barkers broke through the centre with a planned move, well executed and scored under the posts. 21-15 Game ends.