Datchworth crash at Bank
Bank of England 20 Datchworth 11 Datchworth were left feeling short changed as they attempted to add to their account at the Bank. With the two sides sitting level on points in London Four North West, this game was a targeted win for both teams. Datchwort
Bank of England 20 Datchworth 11
Datchworth were left feeling short changed as they attempted to add to their account at the Bank.
With the two sides sitting level on points in London Four North West, this game was a targeted win for both teams.
Datchworth came out of the blocks firing on all cylinders with a steady flow of attacking pressure amounting to a penalty in front of the posts within the first couple of minutes, which was duly despatched by James Watt.
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Watt kicked another penalty during the course of the afternoon while Chris Marchant was their try scorer.
They remained in control really throughout the match with a strong running game from winger Marc Bush, and Andy Tarsey kicking into open space keeping good territorial advantage.
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Datchworth once again dominated in set pieces and in particular the scrum with number eight Matthew Francis controlling the solid pack from the back with strong movement off the base.
Despite this dominance, the visiting team were not putting enough points away and there was always the threat of breakaway tries being conceded. Ultimately, this is exactly what happened.
It was specifically two separate lapses in concentration which resulted in individual errors, costing the villagers a couple of tries against the run of play.
Bank of England were able to see out this lead and take the points.
Datchworth are at home this Saturday against high-flying Chiswick who are currently second in the table on points difference.