Verulamians powerless to stop Datchworth from claiming promotion

PUBLISHED: 13:48 03 April 2019 | UPDATED: 13:48 03 April 2019

Datchworth V Verulamians - Joseph Breeze in action for the Verulamians.


Picture: Karyn Haddon

Datchworth V Verulamians - Joseph Breeze in action for the Verulamians. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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Verulamians were unable to stop a determined Datchworth from sealing promotion after succumbing to a 66-7 loss.

Datchworth V Verulamians - Tom Bennett in action for Datchworth.


Picture: Karyn HaddonDatchworth V Verulamians - Tom Bennett in action for Datchworth. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The Villagers bagged 10 tries in total, with Sam Brunton in metronomic form with the boot as he converted eight of them.

Datchworth V Verulamians - Tom Wood in action for Datchworth.


Picture: Karyn HaddonDatchworth V Verulamians - Tom Wood in action for Datchworth. Picture: Karyn Haddon

It was a deserved promotion for Datch who along with London Welsh have been the stand-out performers in London Three North West this season.

Datchworth V Verulamians - Stuart Young in action for Datchworth.


Picture: Karyn HaddonDatchworth V Verulamians - Stuart Young in action for Datchworth. Picture: Karyn Haddon

And it was never in doubt after they went at almost a point a minute for the opening 30 minutes.

Datchworth V Verulamians - Sam Brunton in action for Datchworth.


Picture: Karyn HaddonDatchworth V Verulamians - Sam Brunton in action for Datchworth. Picture: Karyn Haddon

However, Vees still have plenty of fight in them despite a difficult year and they were rewarded before half time with a try from Tim Fretter.

Datchworth V Verulamians - James Young in action for Datchworth.


Picture: Karyn HaddonDatchworth V Verulamians - James Young in action for Datchworth. Picture: Karyn Haddon

And they kept the hosts out for a good 20 minutes after the break until superior fitness and clinical scoring finished the contest off.

Datchworth V Verulamians - Tom Wood in action for Datchworth.


Picture: Karyn HaddonDatchworth V Verulamians - Tom Wood in action for Datchworth. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Verulamians will look to finish their season off on a high note when they host Kilburn Cosmos in a 3pm kick-off at Cotlandswick on Saturday.


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