Lead­ers call the shots

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Rugby -

‘I can’t fault the ef­fort of the boys, they were still putting their bod­ies on the line right to the end’


Ash­ford were on the wrong end of an­other ham­mer­ing against Lon­don South East 2 ti­tle-con­tenders Sevenoaks at Kin­neys Field on Satur­day.

Beaten 85-10 in the first meet­ing last Oc­to­ber, they con­ceded 12 tries, while vis­it­ing kicker Isaac Win­ter landed five con­ver­sions in a per­sonal tally of 25 points.

Skip­per Rhys Fus­sell ad­mit­ted: “We were up against it – Sevenoaks showed why they are top-of-the-ta­ble and push­ing for pro­mo­tion.

“They took ev­ery op­por­tu­nity, we had chances to get over the whitewash our­selves had we been more clin­i­cal.

“I can’t fault the ef­fort of the boys, they were still putting the hits in and their bod­ies on the line right to the end.

“Cal­lum Stuckey had a great game in the back row and Shaun Wool­ford put his heart into ev­ery­thing.”

Fus­sell was forced off early with a twisted knee, while Dan Brown also went off with a head in­jury.

Both will be checked out by the physio ahead of the Kent Plate tie at Can­ter­bury on Satur­day.

Fus­sell added: “We want to field the strong­est side pos­si­ble for the game, aim­ing to gain mo­men­tum ahead of what will be a mas­sive game against (third bot­tom) Crow­bor­ough the fol­low­ing week­end.”

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM4198535

Ash­ford’s Pete Walsh tries to build up a head of steam against


FM4198541 Pic­ture: Paul Amos

Ash­ford grap­ple for the ball with Sevenoaks, blue, dur­ing Satur­day’s 80-0 de­feat at Kin­neys Field

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