Stones put up a good fight against leaders
FOLKESTONE made up slightly for their heavy defeat at Tonbridge Juddians in September by running the London 4 South East leaders close in the return game at the Burlington on Saturday.
The Stones squad included 10 players from the 126-0 humbling but, bolstered by some senior heads, the home side took an early lead before going down by 26 points.
Drew Woolford put the Stones in front, as he side stepped his way over for a try following Ollie Brooks’ steaming run from full-back.
Minutes later Folkestone almost scored again when a line-out on the wing resulted in the Brooks brothers combining, only for Ben to be stopped on the visitors’ 22.
Despite this pressure Tonbridge were always going to threaten and, as fly-half Wessel Wolmarens got into the game, the visitors began to tick.
They took the lead before half-time with a converted try and extended it with another converted score and a penalty after the break.
Folkestone were now chasing the game and Tonbridge took advantage, scoring two further converted tries in the final 10 minutes.
Although on a run of five straight defeats, the Stones remain fourth in the table ahead of a bye weekend.
Folkestone’s Ollie Brooks escapes a would-be tackler