Weaver makes his mark
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.