Boys are off to an ex­cel­lent start

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport -

ASH­FORD Un­der-nines hosted Maid­stone for their first com­pet­i­tive game of the sea­son and got off to a winning 10-0 start.

The A team cap­tained by Mathew Burns had a for­ward bat­tle in the first half.

How­ever, as the half-time whis­tle ap­proached scrumhalf Dan Beale fed fly­half Adam Kelsey and he threw a glo­ri­ous long pass out to winger and man of the match Owen Church Mills who ran the full length of the pitch to set up Ross Bryan tak­ing it on for the open­ing try.

Maid­stone started to throw cau­tion to the wind and run the ball which played into Ash­ford’s hands and re­sulted in a fine for­wards drive with Max Wright ably as­sisted by Rory Gil­lies Jones and Jo Scott go­ing over for a sec­ond try and 10-0 win.

Ash­ford B (Sax­ons) had sev­eral play­ers ei­ther al­ready in or push­ing for a place in the A squad for the forth­com­ing fes­ti­vals.

The re­lent­less pres­sure even­tu­ally told with prop Billy Rumery driv­ing over from short dis­tance for a trade­mark try.

The rest of the pack con­sist­ing of Toby Perry who tack­led ex­cel­lently through­out the match and new boys Ja­son Cragg and Ed­die to­tally dom­i­nated the game, and as the 1st half ended they once again drove Rumery over the line for a sec­ond try.

Ash­ford used the backs more and ran in two more tries for a 20-0 suc­cess with fine link play from scrumhalf Henry Davies and Jamie Rollings, ably sup­ported by Jack Richards, John Stiffell and promis­ing new­comer Ben Maxwell.

A third game was played with teams from Ash­ford’s de­vel­op­ment squad play­ing each other and Jasper Kofkin and Rhys Drake­ley stand­ing out.

Any new play­ers wish­ing to join the squad should con­tact Ian Kelsey on 07875 375181.

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