Claverdon edged out at Kenilworth 2nds
CLAVERDON slipped to their third straight defeat after being edged 22-21 at Kenilworth 2nds on Saturday.
The Lions started strong with a powerful carry over the line from centre Max Oxton-Morris. James Williams kicked the conversion.
The celebrations did not last long, though, as a Kenilworth scrum on Claverdon’s 5m line saw their full-back dart towards the line, allowing the score to be levelled.
After some dogged contests in the middle of the pitch, the Lions once again extended their lead with an excellent pick-and-go from the back of the scrum from James Barton.
Williams once again slotted over the conversion to give the visitors a 14-7 lead at the interval.
The second period was highly contested but Kenilworth seemed to show more intent.
Another scrum on the opposition 5m line saw the hosts score in the corner, making the most of a Claverdon yellow card at the time.
However, a clever turn of pace saw Williams evade the Kenilworth defence to score under the sticks for an immediate response.
Kenilworth’s young side did not lose hope, though, and they scored two quick tries in succession to move 22-21 in front.
The home side would hold onto their advantage to inflict a third straight defeat on the Lions.
Claverdon will be hoping to get back to winning ways on 15th October when they welcome local rivals Alcester to Ossetts Hole Lane.