ICED COOL KENIWORTH DISMANTLE BROADSTREET
In near perfect conditions at BroadstreetKenilworth Colts lead by Captain Matt Slater won a handsome victory away by 51 points to 7.
Zak Templeton 3 Conversions 1 Penalty
Alex Gyetvai 1 Conversion
This was a very impressive victory by a youthful Kenilworth team playing a predominately U-18 Broadstreet side. From the start Kenilworth showed a sort of almost nonchalance foregoing the usual group huddle and squeeze and disdainfully watching Broadstreet go through there's.
From the kick-off Street won a line out on our 25 but good play by the forwards spoilt the ball for the attack to be cleared by a kick from Getvai. Further attacks by resulted in us conceding a penalty outside the 22 which Broastreet opted to kick for the post. This was missed and we cleared.
At this stage the game was fairly even, but an ominous sign for Steet was the ease with which the smaller Kenilworth pack shoved back Street on their ball. In fact from a stolen scrum ball the forward combined through 3/4 phases to put Allerton onto a crash ball from 5 yards and over with a help from the forwards. TRY! 14 mins5 nil. Missed conversion.
Broadstreet came back hard from the shock of conceding and started to put together their forwards in the Centre playing a mauling game. Kens held firm and Broadsstreet started to upset the ref with 'handling on the ground', and 'in at the side' penalties being awarded to Kens, on a number of occasions. The Street Captain is called over and ref gives formal warning.
Kenilworth keep up the pressure through good inter play between forwards and backs. Great support play leads to many phases of play. With frustration building, Street handle on the ground again and off goes the offending player for 10mins. Broadstreet now in trouble.
Kens steal a line-out ball near the Street 25. Slater and Akhtar combine for Akhtar to score near the posts 12 Nil. 24 Mins. No further scores, Half time.
From the kick off Broadstreet lift their game and come through the centre with their forwards again. Kenilworth concede a penalty and with half time closing opt to kick for the corner. A great kick puts them on our 5 yard line. They take a good line out and a predictable rolling maul ensues. A certain try is stopped illegally by the Kens and the ref awards a penalty try for handling on the ground. 35 mins Street kick the conversion and its 12-7 and half time.
From the re start Broadstreet come out a reinvigorated team. However, still conceding penalties on a regular basis. At 44 mins Templeton slots 3 penalty points in front of the posts from the Street 22.
Play now continues almost exclusively in the Broadstreet half. Forwards and backs are now getting into their stride as Street tire. More illegal play and another Broadstreet forward off to the bin. A great combination move of Kenilworth forwards and backs releases Sam Bailey down the wing to score. 20-7. 60 mins
Street Forwards now begin to take out their frustration in illegal play. Will Franks is punched on the grounds and comes off dazed.
However, now the try-fest starts. Kenilworth take advantage of the man down and start to run the ball from everywhere. Tries scored at 64,68,72, 76 and 79mins by Harry Donal, Dylan Tombs, Hector Smith, Matt Slater and Jack Nicolls. All great tries coming from many phases of play, great passes and individual flair.
Two points worth mentioning are when Smith scored beating the Street centre with a hand off and then over the line, the player got up from the tackle and pushed Smith to the ground in front of the ref resulting in a penalty to the Kens on Half way at the re start!
To conclude the match a great try from Jack Nicolls, made by a break down the blind side by Matt Slater No 8, to release the Kens Hooker. He was then in a race 40 yards to the line against the 2 Broadstreet props. One of whom did not make it. Collapsing on his own 22, not to move again until after Zak Templeton had kicked an extraordinary conversion from the touch line, which curved in between the posts to conclude events. 51-7.
Next game Home to Nuneaton 20th September.