RUGBY UNION - Leamington concede three first-half tries in Kidderminster defeat - The Leamington Observer

RUGBY UNION - Leamington concede three first-half tries in Kidderminster defeat

Leamington Editorial 6th Apr, 2022   0

LEAMINGTON RFC were made to pay for a poor first-half showing as they conceded three tries in the opening 40 minutes to lose 28-7 against Kidderminster.

Gareth Shuttleworth scored the hosts only try as Leamington were unable to secure a third home win in four matches.

The result means Leamington sit ninth in the Midlands 2 West (South) table with just two matches left to play this season.

Kidderminster scored the game’s first try after just three minutes after they created an overlap deep in the Leamington half to open up the home defence and score under the posts.

And the visitors quickly added their second try with another well-worked attack to score beneath the sticks.

However, Leamington looked a threat going forward with Shuttleworth and Conor Chamberlain exchanging passes which almost opened up the opposition defence.

And the home team were rewarded with a try on 17 minutes when Shuttleworth grabbed the all important score with Sam Nunn converting after Kidderminster were penalised several times close to their own line.

However, Kidderminster scored their third try from the restart to register another converted score and head into the break with a 14-point lead.

And the away side wrapped up the win at the start of the second period after a period of intense pressure on the Leamington line saw Kidderminster eventually score their fourth converted try of the afternoon.

The hosts were almost handed a lifeline when Chamberlain grounded the ball in the corner after a deft run down the wing only for his foot to be in touch as he dotted down.

Leamington are next in action at home to Spartans (Midlands) on Saturday, April 9 with kick-off at 3pm at Moorefields.


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