For Moss as run continues
Wimbledon were back in the match. A penalty gave them field position and close quarter driving ended in skipper Dylan Flashman forcing his way over and James Doe adding the conversion.
Canterbury’s composure suddenly vanished and they were let off the hook when home wingman Josh Charles dropped a try-scoring pass which would have brought Wimbledon even closer.
It was a lucky break for the city men but as the game headed towards its close, they imposed themselves again and scored a classy try.
Flanker Seb Clark stole a Wimbledon lineout, the backs did their business quickly and Aiden Moss marked his return from injury in the best possible way by ghosting past two defenders on his way to the line. Canterbury: W.farris, H.sayers (repl A.moss), O.best, D.smart, A.cooper (repl J.green), T.rogers, S.kenny, R.cadman,, M.corker, S.rogers (repl M,cantwell), S.clark, M.cantwell (repl J.rigby).
Pilgrims’ domination of the second half earned them a 48-31 Zoo League victory at Wimbledon 2nds with Guy Hilton stealing the individual honours with a hat-trick of tries.
They edged the first half by just five points after the lead had changed hands three times but made up for earlier errors after the break.
After going behind to a converted try early in the game, scores from Elliot Deacon, two by Hilton and a fourth from Hamish Veitch countered three tries by the home side.
After the break there were still errors on both sides but Pilgrims produced the superior rugby and eased into a 20-point lead with tries from Will Hilton and Stuart Meredith. Wimbledon punished a yellow card for Veitch with an unconverted try before Guy Hilton raced in for his third and brother Will added his fifth conversion to an earlier penalty goal before Wimbledon had the last word with a late consolation try.
All five of Canterbury’s men’s senior teams won on Saturday and their women completed a clean sweep for the club on Sunday when they beat Worthing 39-28 at The Marine Travel Ground on Sunday.
Crystal Trott led the way, scoring a hat-trick of tries, one of which she ran in from 40 yards.
Skipper Layla Little was among the other try scorers and also kicked several conversions.
They now have three wins from three in National Challenge South East East 1 and are next in action on Sunday, October 22, away to Streatham-croydon.
Dan Smart was sin-binned during Canterbury’s victory on Saturday