Motors remain in neutral as Datchworth win

PUBLISHED: 19:04 22 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:52 26 October 2009

London Three North West Datchworth 36 Vauxhall Motors 0 RELEGATED Datchworth trounced the team below them in the table 36-0 in their final match of the season. From the off it was obvious that the villagers wanted to put on a united display and replicate

London Three North West

Datchworth 36 Vauxhall Motors 0

RELEGATED Datchworth trounced the team below them in the table 36-0 in their final match of the season.

From the off it was obvious that the villagers wanted to put on a united display and replicate some of the fluency witnessed earlier on in the campaign.

Datchworth made the sensible decision of keeping the ball tight throughout the game and utilising their forward threat.

As Vauxhall Motors started to fatigue, Datchworth started to put points on the board.

Five of the villagers' six tries came from their forwards.

Datchworth were 29-0 up at half-time with tries from Richard Elvery, Marc Bush, Anthony Stone, as well as a pick-and-go from their Number 8 at the base of the scrum, Matthew Francis.

The villagers' defence was solid in the second half, giving away little or no penalties, and it wasn't long before Datchworth hooker Elvery scored his second try of the afternoon.

Datchworth were dominant in all areas but special mention has to be paid to the home team's lineout.

Matthew Francis was in fine form and Datch didn't lose a lineout all day and constantly ruined opposition ball.

In a game that saw Datchworth dominate possession and territory, they were able to play some young guns straight from the Colts academy.

Particular mention is due for debutant Greg Childs, who came on at second row.

Datchworth are already relegated, but will regroup in the summer and be stronger in the division below next season.


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