Verulamians powerless to stop Datchworth from claiming promotion

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 - Credit: Archant

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 Haddon

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

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 Haddon

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

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 Haddon

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

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 Haddon

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

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 Haddon

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

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 Haddon

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

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.

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

Datchworth V Verulamians - James Watt in action for Datchworth. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

Datchworth V Verulamians - Tim Fretter in action for the Verulamians.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

Datchworth V Verulamians - Tim Fretter in action for the Verulamians. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

Datchworth V Verulamians - Marcus Potter in action for Datchworth.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

Datchworth V Verulamians - Marcus Potter in action for Datchworth. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

Datchworth V Verulamians .
Picture: Karyn Haddon

Datchworth V Verulamians . Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

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

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

Datchworth V Verulamians - Jamie Pumbaa Smith in action for Datchworth.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

Datchworth V Verulamians - Jamie Pumbaa Smith in action for Datchworth. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

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

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

Datchworth V Verulamians - Jamie Pumbaa Smith in action for Datchworth.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

Datchworth V Verulamians - Jamie Pumbaa Smith in action for Datchworth. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

Datchworth V Verulamians -
Picture: Karyn Haddon

Datchworth V Verulamians - Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

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

Datchworth V Verulamians - Tom Blackwell in action for Datchworth. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

Datchworth V Verulamians - Jamie Pumbaa Smith in action for Datchworth.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

Datchworth V Verulamians - Jamie Pumbaa Smith in action for Datchworth. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

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

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

Datchworth V Verulamians - Cameron Craig in action for the Verulamians.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

Datchworth V Verulamians - Cameron Craig in action for the Verulamians. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant