Su­per show in fes­ti­val fi­nals

Ju­nior rugby

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport -

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

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