Second-half sham spells more defeat
ASHFORD’S poor form in Kent 1 continued on Saturday as they let slip a 21-3 half-time lead against Old Olavians at Kinneys Field on Saturday.
The defeat was the fourth in a row for John Norman’s side and left them in the bottom five of the table ahead of Saturday’s trip to Erith.
ASHFORD Under-17s pipped their Gravesend counterparts 13-7 in a frequently badtempered clash thanks to second half-tries from Toby Hodges and Vic Horne.
Although the first half didn’t produce any points it was far from dull as the two sides showed plenty of commitment, with a player from each team being yellow carded.
Ashford soon took the lead in the second half through an unconverted try from Toby Hodges, and then James Daughtrey kicked an excellent long-range penalty for 8-0.
Gravesend hit back strongly and scored a fine converted try under the posts to reduce the deficit to 8-7. The next score would be vital and it went to Ashford when, from a line-out near the Gravesend 22, Horne was driven all the way over the line for an unconverted try.
That put Ashford 13-7 up, but they then had to rebuff several promising attacks from Gravesend before being able to celebrate a hard-fought victory.