18th Oct, 2019

Grantham treble eases Kenilworth RFC to victory

Ben Tyler 17th Sep, 2019

A DOMINANT bonus-point victory continued Kenilworth’s unbeaten start in Midlands 1 West, following a 45-12 win over Sutton Coldfield.

Will Davies struck within the opening five minutes with a kick-and-chase to score the first try of the afternoon in the corner, though the conversion was subsequently missed.

The visitors continued to make themselves known at Walmley Road, extending their lead through Nick Gerber, who claimed possession of the ball before driving forward and crossing the whitewash.

Will Davies this time added the conversion, prior to a 15-minute spell in which Bryn Grantham set up Nyle Beckett for another converted try, before finishing off try number four – doubling Kenilworth’s lead to 24-0.

While Sutton Coldfield struck back just before the end of the half with a try of their own, it only served to spur the visitors on to rack up an unassailable lead after the interval.

Ten minutes into the second half, Kenilworth struck after a line-out through Luke Truslove – their third converted try of the afternoon.

A bout of pressure from the hosts followed but to no effect on the scoreboard, as Kenilworth countered and scored, courtesy of Grantham.

Sutton Coldfield did claim the second try which alluded them with ten minutes remaining, though it was Grantham who had the final say when charging over the try line to secure his hat trick.

Kenilworth next host Whitchurch on Saturday (3pm).

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