Win keeps home record in­tact

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Junior Football -

FOLKE­STONE are up to fifth in Lon­don 4 South East af­ter de­feat­ing Crow­bor­ough at the Burling­ton on Satur­day.

The home side were never in dan­ger of los­ing their un­beaten home record but should have scored more points and tries than they man­aged.

The Folke­stone pack were on top of their op­po­site num­bers, as lock Ben Flat­man and flanker Adam Dudy­cha pro­duced ex­cel­lent dis­plays.

Dudy­cha was caus­ing trou­ble all over the place and Flat­man, with his thun­der­ous tack­les, was im­mense.

De­spite the huge amount of pres­sure on the vis­it­ing de­fence, Crow­bor­ough held up, but al­though their penalty count was low, they did give Sey­han Fell two op­por­tu­ni­ties to kick three points in the first half, which he ac­cepted.

Hold­ing a 6-0 lead go­ing into the sec­ond half, Folke­stone con­tin­ued to press the Crow­bor­ough de­fen­sive line.

An­other Fell penalty gave the home side more breath­ing space be­fore Richard Lama crossed the line for Folke­stone’s open­ing and only try of the game.

Steve Mor­gan and Ben Brooks com­bined with Lama be­fore he touched down for a first try of the sea­son.

Fell com­pleted the scor­ing with a con­ver­sion as the Stones con­trolled the op­po­si­tion for the rest of the match to

seal the two points.

THE club’s 2nd team re­main top of East Kent 1 af­ter see­ing off Faver­sham 1sts 47-7.

THE un­der-18s be­gan their tour of the Czech Repub­lic by beat­ing the na­tional un­der-18s 48-17 in Prague.

Ben Craw­ford and Johnny Leg­end scored un­con­verted tries and Ol­lie Wal­ton kicked a penalty to give the tourists a 13-5 half-time ad­van­tage.

Af­ter the Czechs changed their en­tire line-up for the sec­ond half, Folke­stone ran in a fur­ther five tries through Richard Dag­ger, Jack Cox, Wal­ton, Rob Ste­wart and James Tay­lor. All were con­verted by Wal­ton. Craw­ford was Folke­stone’s hero dur­ing the squad’s sec­ond game as he scored a hat-trick in a 26-20 win against club side Ta­tra Smi­chov.

The hosts took an early lead be­fore Scott Lee’s try, con­verted by Sil­vey, gave the tourists a first score of the day.

Ta­tra came back to score a sec­ond un­con­verted try to re­gain the ad­van­tage, be­fore Craw­ford weighed in with his first two tries, both con­verted, to put Folke­stone 21-10 up at the break.

The Czechs bounced back again with a con­verted try and a penalty at the start of the sec­ond half but Craw­ford wasn’t fin­ished, as he crossed the line again to con­firm the vis­i­tors’ suc­cess.

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