Datchworth go down to Luton

PUBLISHED: 16:57 16 January 2008 | UPDATED: 21:19 26 October 2009

RICHARD ELVERY

RICHARD ELVERY

DATCHWORTH lost to Bedfordshire rivals Luton on Saturday. The game kicked off at a high tempo with Luton taking the early initiative. They scored a quick try and an impressive goalkick close to the touchline. It was not long before the Beds club scored a

DATCHWORTH lost to Bedfordshire rivals Luton on Saturday.

The game kicked off at a high tempo with Luton taking the early initiative. They scored a quick try and an impressive goalkick close to the touchline.

It was not long before the Beds club scored a second try but this time were unable to take the additional two points on offer.

It was at this point that Datchworth started to galvanise and put a few moves together.

Down to a seven-man pack with Danny Sheridan having to leave the game with an injured hand, it was early in the second half that a well-worked lineout taken by Jamie Sinclair saw Datchworth jostle a driving maul over the line. Hooker Richard Elvery got the final touch to score his first try for the club.

Datchworth's second score came from a scrum won against the head for No 8 Matthew Francis to pick up and go from the base of the scrum.

He showed a great turn of pace to find a gap in Luton's backline to race through and bring his team back into contention.

Barry Malone scored the subsequent two points from in front of the posts.

In a well-fought game between both sides, Datchworth showed great team spirit and determination to come back into the match. But Luton's first-half scores proved too much to the villagers to come back from.

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