BASEMENT boys Kenilworth slipped to a sixth defeat of the season as there struggles in the Midlands 1 West league continued away at Burton on Saturday.
The home side ran out 38-0 winners to leave the Glasshouse Lane side on just seven points from seven matches.
Burton opened the scoring with seven minutes played when fly half Harry Titley was on hand to dance through the defence and Dave Archer added the extras with the conversion.
Burton were back on the scoreboard just three minutes later with a penalty before a second try came after 15 minutes as Nick Oxley crossed down the right.
Once again, Archer’s conversion was on target and the hosts were 17 points up with less than 20 minutes on the clock.
That lead soon became a 24-point advantage with Burton scoring a third try when a well executed counter attack was finished by Lewis Brooks.
With the first half coming to an end Burton secured the four-try bonus point after again countering to score a try under the posts through Darryl Banton and Archer’s conversion was again on target as Burton went into half time with a 31-0 lead.
The second half was a very different contest, however, with Kenilworth’s defence significantly improving but the visitors were unable to put any points on the board despite having a number of good attacking opportunities.
The visitors could not quite cross the line with handling errors proving costly and preventing them from finishing off their attacking moves.
Such was the improvement of Kenilworth’s defence that the Burton side who ran riot in the first half with four tries had to wait until 74 minutes before they breached the visitors’ defence with Archer scoring a fifth try which he converted for a 38-0 victory.
The result leaves Kenilworth at the bottom of Midlands 1 West, two points behind this weekend’s opponents Crewe and Nantwich who visit Glasshouse Lane on Saturday.