DK's show much more commitment against Chester

First published in Dudley Kingswinford RFC

Dudley Kingswinford 5, Chester 36

FOLLOWING their harrowing 111 point thrashing at Sedgley Park the previous week, the DK's produced a much more determined display against fifth placed Chester.

The DK's remained in contention until the final 10 minutes when Chester put the outcome beyond then - writes Nick Pullen

Initially it looked as though the DK's were set for another torrid afternoon as Chester claimed two early tries. 

Centre Richard Varkulis broke through two tackles to score after just four minutes with Rhys Hayes, the league's leading  points scorer, slotting over the conversion.

Shortly after,  right wing Andrew Oakden finished off  a lovely passing movement, which saw the ball spun across Chester's backs for  Oakden to dive over in the corner.

To mak matters worse, the DK's then  had prop Dan Shakespeare yellow carded on 19 minutes.

Chester couldn't take advantage and were then reduced to 14 playersthemselves when second row John MacKenzie was sent to the sin bin six minutes later.

His departure triggered a DK's revival as they applied persistent pressure on Chester's line before scrum half Connah Jones burrowed his way over fora try from close range.

The DK's finished the half on top and at 12-5 down, still have every chance of registering their first win at the 15th attempt.

Chester re-asserted temselves in the second half and secured a third try on 55 minutes when flanker Will bown barged his way over.

The DK's cause wasn't helped with the loss of talismanic second row Nick Murphy, who could be out with a lengthy injury.

It wasn't until the final 10 minutes  that Chester put the game out of sight.

Prop Guy Kirkby plundered a fourth try on 70 minutes and moments later, fly half Will Nelson snapped up a stray DK's pass to sprint the length of the pitch to score.

Chester completed victory deep into stoppage time with a sixth try from Tom Evans to give the final scoreline a flattering perception.

 

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