Another clinical performance from DK led to a resounding victory in the sun.
On what was a warm and sunny morning, we welcomed Nuneaton to Heathbrook for what we think is our first ever game ( at our age group anyway ) against them.
The early exchanges indicated the game was likely to be a close, hard fought game and in many repsects this was true. Nuneaton had a big and determined pack and certainly edged the set pieces - their scrum was very solid and had the DK pack going backwards on more than one occassion - something we are not used to this season ! The difference between the two teams was clearly the backs, with DK showing a clinical edge and hunger which meant every time we attacked a score was likley. The first score of the game came in the 8th minute, with a breakway try from Conor Brown ( converted ). Despite being on top for long periods, the next score did not come until the 25th minute following a mazy run from Matty Lewis ( uncoverted ). The next try was not long incoming - Callum Lovatt intercepting a looped pass to score under the posts ( converted ). Nuneaton responded almost immediately when their strong centre eveaded about 20 tackles to score under our posts ( converted )
Half Time - DK 19 - 7 Nuneaton
The second half became a little more one-sided as Nuneaton appeared to run out of steam and DK were ruthless in their application and desire - second half tries from Trist, Harry, Ben Davis Moore (2), Connor again for his 2nd of the game and Tom McMahon punctuated by another converted try for Nuneaton meant the game finished with a score of 53-14.
Although a good performance, and a win to boot, the performance did not quite match the recent highs. Tackling at times was poor and ball retention, especially in promising attacking positions could have been better. That said, the backs, led well by Ben and Trist were dynamic today and the nine tries scored were testament to that. Nuneaton were a strong team and certainly their forwards battled really well and were always competitive and aggressive at the breakdown. Their 10 was their standout player, kicking well ( with both feet ) and posing real problems, especially in the first half.
Ignoring the "defeat" in very "diffcult" circumstances at Walsall, this makes 5 wins in a row, scoring in the process 236 points and conceding just 26 - progress no doubt from the early part of the season - Well Done Boys !!