Youngsters miss out in tro­phy fi­nal

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport -

ASH­FORD Un­der-nines fell just short in the East Kent Fes­ti­val at Can­ter­bury on Sun­day fin­ish­ing run­ners-up.

They had high hopes, hav­ing been un­beat­able so far this sea­son, but in a re­peat of last year’s fi­nal they again met Can­ter­bury who took the tro­phy by two tries to nil.

Both teams went into the fi­nal un­beaten and the game de­vel­oped into a fe­ro­cious for­ward bat­tle as the sides matched each other tackle for tackle with no quar­ter given.

But Ash­ford al­lowed them­selves to be dis­tracted af­ter a high tackle in­ci­dent to al­low the hosts to run in tries ei­ther side of the half-time break.

In the end Can­ter­bury had just a lit­tle more fi­nesse in the backs.

Ash­ford opened with a fine 20-0 win against Folke­stone with Ross Bryan and Henry Davies scor­ing fine in­di­vid­ual tries.

The sec­ond game saw a win over a much-im­proved Sit­ting­bourne but good play by Max Wright and Mathew Burns saw the half back pair­ing of Dan Beale and Adam Kelsey each run in a try with cen­tre Henry Pelling Smith com­plet­ing the scor­ing.

They came from be­hind to beat Thanet 10-5 in a scrappy third pool game and then ran in five unan­swered tries against Ash with a try for Har­vard Fitz­mau­rice and Owen Churn Mills tak­ing his tally to four tries with a brace of scor­ing ef­forts.

Pic­ture: Ian Kelsey

Ash­ford Un­der­nines were run­ners-up at the East Kent Fes­ti­val on Sun­day

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