19th Jan, 2019

Colts defeat rivals Earlsdon

RUGBY UNION: KENILWORTH Colts took centre stage at Glasshouse Lane on Saturday, beating Earlsdon 43-10 under the lights.

With the senior team enjoying a rare week off from league action, the club’s stars of tomorrow graced the turf and overcame a tough opening 15 minutes to win in convincing style.

Harry Craddock scored the game’s first try while Will Morgan added the conversion as Kenilworth opened up a 7-0 lead.

Within a couple of minutes, Rob Spooner crossed the whitewash to score his side’s second of the afternoon. Morgan once again added the extras.

Kenilworth’s pressure continued to dictate play – and their efforts were rewarded once more.

An Earlsdon handling error presented Sam Morris with the opportunity to sprint clear from the half way line and place the ball between the posts. A third successful conversion from Morgan took his side’s lead to 21 points.

Earlsdon kept pressing though, and on the half-hour mark their number three powered through to open the scoring for the visitors.

The conversion attempt was just wide of the mark before a successful Kenilworth penalty kick from Will Morgan gave the hosts a 24-5 lead heading into half time.

After the break Earlsdon came out both stronger and better organised.

Within minutes, they had scored another five points.

Kenilworth absorbed the pressure from a resurgent Earlsdon however – and in an intense seven-minute period, the hosts scored three tries through Ryka Sekhavati, Geraint Green and Rob Poulter.

The accurate boot of Will Morgan converted two of the three conversions to give his side an impressive 43-10 victory.

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