Super show in festival finals
ASHFORD’S under-seven boys had an excellent outing in glorious weather at the east Kent festival with wins against Dover (3-1), Deal (2-1) and Sittingbourne (3-1) and a 1-1 draw in a close fought game against Canterbury.
Player of the day Monty Spicer had an excellent all round day, including an amazing last-ditch tag that saved the game against Canterbury.
Other strong performances in running and tagging came from Roarke Conibear, William Hougham, Adam Lloyd, Alex Rampton and Stuart Allin. John Garner, William Jones, Toby Body and Hugh Collins, the latter two only having started playing in September.
The team has now set itself a high standard for the rest of the season.
Ashford U12s had a very successful day competing in the east Kent festival at Canterbury.
Drawn in a group with Sittingbourne, Deal, Canterbury and Folkestone they did well to reach the final.
They opened with a fine four tries to nil win over Folkestone with good open play and strong scrummaging. Sittingbourne provided a sterner test, and they conceded a try off the last play of the game for a draw.
They rallied against Deal for a satisfying 3-1 success and proved too strong for a tired Canterbury side, going through to the final 5-0 winners.
There they met old rivals Dover who used their heavier pack well to win by a single try.
The Ashford lads produced the best and most consistent rugby ever to finish fine runners-up.
ASHFORD under-16s were on the wrong end of a 39-15 defeat at Tunbridge Wells.
The visitors were 20-0 down by the time an Adam Batt penalty sailed over to give them their first points of the game.
Man of the match Batt then scored two second-half tries, converting one, to add some respectability to the score line.
Ashford U12s East Kent Festival team