Bletchley into the final with Daventry win

Bletchley vs Daventry. Pic: Tom Blackman
Bletchley vs Daventry. Pic: Tom Blackman
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Bletchley Rugby Club will play Towcestrians at Franklin’s Gardens in the final of the Lewis Shield after beating Daventry 20-13 on Saturday.

The clarets willl play at the home of Northampton Saints on April 19 for their chance to get their hands on some silverware after controlling their semi-final, coming out on top in pretty miserable conditions at Manor Fields.

Bletchley vs Daventry. Pic: Tom Blackman

Bletchley vs Daventry. Pic: Tom Blackman

Bletchley had the wind behind them in the first half and were first on the score board when some quick passing released winger Farai Venge to touch down in the corner.

The visitors were next on the scoreboard after Bletchley switched off and gifted the Daventry centre a try. It would be as good as it got for Daventry though.

Bletchley lifted themselves and after a series of driven line outs Dave Coleman crossed for a try after Daventry tried to catch Bletchley out by not forming the maul.

Bletchley soon returned to the Daventry 22 and drove over again for Ben Robinson to score.

Bletchley vs Daventry. Pic: Tom Blackman

Bletchley vs Daventry. Pic: Tom Blackman

At half time Bletchley knew they’d have to keep the ball better and be more clinical.

Daventry had the wind behind them and their fly half controlled the game nicely converting two penalty chances taking the score to 15-13.

Bletchley though were able to get the final score after a rare visit to Daventry’s 22 produced a try for John Kirwan.

Bletchley’s defence held firm in the remaining minutes to ensure safe passage to the final.