Stones make it six wins on spin

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport -

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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Pic­ture: Martin Apps pd 1515560

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