On a bright dry day perfect for rugby Kenilworth overwhelmed a plucky Leamington Colts team 29- nil. With 3 tries in the first half and 2 in the second this was not the complete walkover the score suggests.
Hector Smith 2
Olly Jones 2
Sam Bailey 1
For the first 13 mins this was quite a close encounter and Leams came quite near to scoring with their forwards, but stout defence kept them out. The Kens then started to put phases of play together and one move quickly passing the ball out found a 2 man overlap. Ben Chant went over the line but did not realise where he was and passed out to Hector Smith who dropped to his knees to score in the try zone. 5 Nil no conversion.
Kenilworth now started to get into their stride and from the kick off took the play straight back up into the Leams half. Their forwards playing an offloading game brought play to the 22 where Olly Jones from the back of the maul nipped through the defence to score under the posts. Olly was playing out of position, usually a Hooker not Scrum Half! Alex kicked the conversion 12-nil. 18 mins
Kens knocked on at the kick off and were put under pressure from the resulting scrum. The ball was quickly passed out to the Leamington winger, who darted down the line in a try attempt was robbed. Alex kicked a super ball down field to make a touch on the Leams half way.
The resulting line out was won by Kenilworth and after rolling maul by the Kens the ball was spun out, eventually reaching Hector Smith over for his second of the day. No conversion 17-nil. Half time.
Play resumed with a kick off to Kens and play stayed mostly in the Leams half. 14 mins in Jones made a break from the back of a scum and shot through the Leams defence and over the 22. A great off load to Bailey and in under the posts. 22 nil. Jones converted 24 Nil.
For the next 11 mins Kens did everything but score, 2 further chances went begging, but either the final pass was forward or dropped.
After this period Jones again saw a gap from the back of the scrum and darted through to score. Unfortunately, he was not able to convert so the match ended 29-nil.