Ash­ford are in charge

GO­ING FOR­WARD: Vigo de­feat avenged as eighth victory of the cam­paign is se­cured

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Classified -

ASH­FORD avenged their one point Kent 1 de­feat to Vigo in Septem­ber by com­fort­ably beat­ing their north Kent vis­i­tors at Kin­ney’s Field on Satur­day.

With a re­laxed, in­dif­fer­ent op­po­si­tion in front of them, Ash­ford’s for­wards took the game to Vigo.

An un­set­tling pe­riod for the away side saw JJ Mur­ray kick Ash­ford into a 6-0 lead, an ad­van­tage that could have been more by half-time but for hefty Vigo tackling.

The sec­ond half saw the hosts keep up the pres­sure, and al­though the vis­i­tors cre­ated a few op­por­tu­ni­ties they reg­u­larly con­ceded penal­ties, nul­li­fy­ing any threat.

It was left to Will Alkin to set­tle the game in Ash­ford’s favour, as the full-back sliced through a hes­i­tant de­fence to score. Mur­ray then added the con­ver­sion to se­cure Ash­ford’s eighth victory of the cam­paign.

This Satur­day Ash­ford travel to Med­way for a re­ar­ranged Kent 1 en­counter. ASH­FORD un­der-17s put in a sub­dued per­for­mance on Sun­day in go­ing down 18-7 at Dover.

With un­con­tested scrums ham­per­ing Ash­ford’s cause, Dover were 13-0 up by half-time. Arthur Bates’ try, and Dar­ryl Mills’ con­ver­sion put the vis­i­tors within touch­ing dis­tance, be­fore Dover scored again to fin­ish the tie.

The un­der-16s ex­tended their de­cent run with an im­pres­sive 2910 win at Gravesend.

Dan Craw­ford, Rory Beech, Gareth Jen­ner and Tom Collins scored the tries, with Adam Batt adding a penalty and three con­ver­sions.

Tom Moon won player-of-theweek.

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