Sun 18 Mar 2018 11:36

Sat 17 Mar 2018

Daventry RFC
Northampton Casuals RFC
Team : N Lawrence (capt), J Schoeman, A Irving. A Stephens J Van de Venter, B Tarry, A Lawrence, L Lawrence. M Farmer. M Judge, J Franklin, A Frost. R Hughes, K Brian, O Butel

Replacements : R Hancock, J Gibbins, M Wainwright

Tries : J Van de Venter, J Schoeman, K Brian

Conversion : J Schoeman

Playing in to a biting wind the Casuals started well with winger Jannie Van de Venter finishing a fine move to go over in the corner and give the visitors a five point lead after only three minutes. However, the home side hit straight back with a converted try on five minutes to give Daventry the lead. As the first half progressed the Casual did an excellent job of containing strong Daventry side and looked like turning around within one score. However, injuries to prop Lee Lawrence and centre Al Stephens disrupted the Casuals allowing Daventry to score tries in the 37th and 40th minutes.

HT 19 : 5

Playing with the wind behind their backs the Casuals battled back in the second half with tries from winger Jon Schoeman and open side Kiaran Brian bringing the Casuals within touching distance. However, a missed conversion proved crucial with Daventry holding on to win 19 - 17.

FT 19 : 17