MEN’S RUGBY: Rory’s kicks not enough for ONs

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Old Northamptonians suffered a second-half struggle as they were beaten 35-6 by Birmingham & Solihull in National League 3 Midlands.

ONs had led 6-5 at half-time thanks to two Rory Seymour penalties, but they conceded five tries in the second period to slip to a sizeable defeat.

There were a flurry of yellow cards in the game, with ONs having three men sent to the sin bin and Birmingham & Solihull also faced with a lack of numbers during various points of the game.

But it didn’t affect the home side too much as they kept their nerve to fight back and secure a big success.

ONs’ next league game comes on Saturday, when Bromsgrove are the visitors to Billing Road (kick-off 3pm).

Olney Colts 46

Old Northamptonians Colts 7

FacinG Old Northamptonians for the Oceanic trophy semi final clash, Olney’s Colts gave a strong account of themselves to come out on top.

Hamish Bull and Phil Bowden impressed and solid work from the pack gave the Olney backline a platform to exploit.

Richard Davis, at full-back, impressed with repeated attacks from deep.

Solid lineout work from Hughie Kendall and Daniel Rawlings kept Olney’s rhythm going and ensured ONs were kept at bay.

The team progress to the finals of this competition, which will be played at Franklin’s Gardens on April 19.

Meanwhile, Olney IIs thrashed Milton Keynes 85-5 last weekend, but Olney IIIs lost 52-31 to Sharnbrook.

Old Laurentians 30

Scouts 13

GEORGE BARRETT managed to grab a try for Scouts, but they were beaten at Midlands 1 East’s bottom side.

Adam Frost was able to add a penalty in the defeat, which was Scouts’ seventh on the road this season.

They are now 10th in the standings, 15 points clear of the drop zone.

Long Buckby IIs/Colts 17

Daventry Is/IIs 28

DAN McNALLY and George Boston were on the scoresheet for the Buckby team as they put up a good fight against a strong Daventry side.

The visitors took an early lead after kicking a penalty into the corner and driving the maul over for the opening try.

That advantage was extended with a penalty but Buckby responded as debutant Ben Howells and Boston combined to tee up McNally for a try.

Daventry added another three points before the break and Buckby were reduced to 13 as Callum Evans and Rob Cantrell were sin-binned.

Daventry and Buckby traded penalties after the interval, with Nick Denman landing one for the home side.

But two quick tries for the visitors took the game away before Buckby had the final word with a try from Boston, which was converted by Denman.