Datchworth reaching for the stars after emphatic nine-try success over Kilburn Cosmos

PUBLISHED: 19:27 07 January 2019

James Watt bagged a hat-trick in Datchworths big win over Kilburn Cosmos. Picture: Karyn Haddon

James Watt bagged a hat-trick in Datchworths big win over Kilburn Cosmos. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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Datchworth roared to an emphatic 53-12 home win over Kilburn Cosmos as their London Three North West promotion campaign gathers steam.

There remains no change at the top of the table with the top four all winning comfortably but it was the manner of the performance that will please the supporters of the Men in Green.

Datch took the game to their London visitors from the very first whistle to rack up a fifth successive victory.

They bagged nine tries along the way too with James Watt getting three of them.

Sam Brunton, who also kicked three conversions, Nick Moore, James Young, Alex Nolan, Stu Young and Liam Walker got the others with Tom Wood adding the remaining two points.

The game began with the hosts on the front foot and Moore being bundled into touch just short of the line.

It didn’t take long though for the opening try and it was Watt who got it, dropping on a grubber kick through from Tom Bennett.

The second soon followed, Watt again the scorer. Stu Young made the initial break and good hands across the backs put Watt into the corner.

Brunton got number three, receiving an inside ball from Watt, and the bonus-point arrived before half-time as well, Moore jinking in past the defence.

Kilburn did get on the board before the break with an unconverted score but it would be close to the end before they troubled the scorers again.

By that point Datchworth had cut loose.

James Young gathered a fortuitous bounce of a defender’s boot before Bennett linked with Nolan for the latter to score.

Brunton kicked his first conversion of the day after Stu Young found a gap on the fringe and he would do the same for the final two tries.

The first saw Watt collect his hat-trick but the build-up was dominated by Wood who made 40 yards from the back of a scrum before passing long.

Walker completed things with a powerful drive from a line-out.

A trip to fifth-placed Tabard on Saturday should provide more answers to Datchworth’s promotion credentials, with the Radlett team one of the three to beat them so far this season.

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