Weaver makes his mark

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Scrum-half Jack Weaver’s two tries were the high­light for rel­e­gated Ash­ford as they fin­ished their dis­ap­point­ing Lon­don South East 3 sea­son on the wrong end of an­other heavy de­feat.

Weaver’s per­for­mances in his first sea­son in men’s rugby and those of other young­sters given their chance, has been a con­stant pos­i­tive for the Kin­neys Field club, fac­ing up to their sec­ond suc­ces­sive rel­e­ga­tion and the prospect of Kent 1 rugby next sea­son.

Thanet ar­rived hav­ing al­ready se­cured third spot and were 12-0 up af­ter only six min­utes.

Ash­ford re­sponded well due to their pow­er­ful pack, solid scrum and good driv­ing line-out, even­tu­ally find­ing space in the vis­it­ing de­fence, al­low­ing Weaver to scythe through for a wel­learned try.

It was con­verted by Steve Tanner, re­duc­ing the deficit to five points in­side the open­ing 10 min­utes.

Thanet added three more tries to open ASh­forD ThANET WAND up a 27-7 lead by half-time.

Ash­ford made changes at half-time, Ben Gray play­ing at No.10 added pace and width im­me­di­ately. He helped to stretch the Thanet de­fence sev­eral times.

Thanet went fur­ther ahead, tak­ing their try count to eight.

Weaver was in­volved again for Ash­ford, tak­ing his per­sonal try tally to 11 for the sea­son.

The club’s fate was known sev­eral weeks ago and they face plenty of hard work to en­sure their re­turn Kent 1 isn’t a lengthy one.

Ash­ford 2nds fin­ished fourth in Late Red 3 with a 52-12 win at Med­way 4ths.

The club’s 3rds won 31-15 at Gravesend 4ths in Dragon Fire 4 West.

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