That's more like it

PUBLISHED: 13:42 13 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:05 26 October 2009

RELEGATION-threatened Datchworth battled for what could prove to be a vital 15-3 win against Twickenham on Saturday. It was evident from the start that the home side were determined to get something from the game. They caught well and drove at the opposi

RELEGATION-threatened Datchworth battled for what could prove to be a vital 15-3 win against Twickenham on Saturday.

It was evident from the start that the home side were determined to get something from the game.

They caught well and drove at the opposition with conviction straight from the kick-off.

Twickenham scored first from a penalty, but Datchworth showed their intent and willingness to move the ball wide with effective linking play between forwards and backs.

It did not take long for the home team to register their first points.

Some smart handling provided a well-worked opening, allowing winger Alan Cartmell to go over for a touchdown, which he then converted.

Soon after winger Cartmell added another three points with a penalty.

The villagers led 10-3 at the break having dominated the match for 40 minutes.

The second half began in very similar fashion with Datchworth continuing to pressure the visitors.

From this platform the villagers started to dominate set-pieces, with their lineout proving particularly effective.

Flanker Anthony Stone added a further five points 10 minutes into the second half, crossing the line to cap a particularly strong individual performance.

Datchworth continued to absorb whatever attacks Twickenham could throw at them, closing the game out for a final score of 15-3.

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