KENILWORTH have slipped to third after going down 29-0 at Lichfield in Midlands One West.
The hosts were on the front foot from the first attack at Cooke Fields and took the game to the then league leaders, kicking themselves into a three-point lead from a penalty five minutes in.
Some pressure was applied by the visitors in response, but they were unable to register points on the board with the Lichfield defence holding firm and numerous mistakes being committed in the hosts’ half.
Lichfield remained the side in the ascendancy and added to their lead when scoring the opening try of the afternoon following a scrum five metres from the try line to end the first-half scoring.
The balance of the game continued to remain in the hosts’ favour after the restart, so it was no surprise when Lichfield scored their second try in similar fashion to their first – albeit this time converted.
Kenilworth were off the pace and continued to fall further behind when Lichfield capitalised on a poor clearance to score their second converted try of the afternoon to go 22-0 up.
The latter stages of the game arguably brought the best out of the away side, but there still remained an inability to force any points on the board as Lichfield countered and added a final score of the afternoon to secure a bonus-point victory.
Kenilworth host sixth-placed Ludlow on Saturday (2.15pm).