Stones make it six wins on spin
AFTER a week off due to an early exit from the EDF Energy Senior Vase, Folkestone 1sts picked up where they left off in London 4 South East by clinching a sixth consecutive victory against winless Beccehamians on Saturday.
Last season Beccehamians won both clashes between the sides but things have changed. Folkestone now have the ability to turn close games into wins and they were never in danger against the league’s bottom side.
The Stones’ pack were well on top of their opposite numbers in the first half and when the backs were flying, the visitors looked vulnerable.
However, a lack of patience and over-eagerness went against them on several occasions.
Seyhan Fell slotted two penalties for the only points of the first half but the lead could have been more had it not been for a missed penalty, handling errors and good defence from the visitors.
The second half saw Folkestone dominate territorially and enjoy plenty of possession and through the skills of man-of-the-match Richard Lama, the home side put the game beyond Beccehamians’ reach.
John Eustace scored the try but it was Lama who set him up with one of his devastating drives. Fell’s conversion rounded off the scoring.
Folkestone travel to fourthplaced Charlton Park on Saturday.
THE Beccehamians game singled the end of November, where the club raised £2,400 for men’s health awareness by growing moustaches.
The under-18s maintained their unbeaten record this season with a 38-10 victory against Maidstone.
Against a stiff breeze, Folkestone took some time to find their stride but when they did, the tries began to flow.
Matt Brett had space to score under the posts before Dan Harding touched down for the second.
Scott Lee’s try was converted by Ollie Walton to give the Stones a 21-0 lead at half-time and James Taylor crossed shortly after the restart to add more points. Harding capitalised on a Maidstone mistake to feed Lee for his second try and Richard Dagger finished the scoring by taking a pass at speed and outstripping the Maidstone defence.
THE under-15s beat Dover 22-17. Tries from Simpson, man-of-the-match Silvey and Monk gave Folkestone a 17-5 half-time lead. Although Monk added to the lead with a second half try, the Stones were forced to hang on toward the end as Dover added two more tries.
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