BEXLEY 33 FAVERSHAM 5: LATE TRY PROVES A CONSOLATION
A last-minute consolation try was all Faversham could take away from a disappointing Shepherd Neame Kent 2 League trip to Bexley on Saturday. The home side ran-in five tries on their way to a 33-5 victory, setting the tone by scoring off the first scrum. They turned the Faversham pack round to open up space behind for their backs to exploit and broke through some poor defending. Having conceded early on, Faversham were unable to fight back and things did not improve for the visiting pack who struggled to secure their own ball at the line-out and could not put the opposition pack on the back foot. The backs fared little better with any attacking play quickly closed down by the opposing line. The Bexley back row proved highly disruptive at the breakdown to win back possession again and again. From this they were able to build a platform from which to score three further tries. There was a glimpse of a Faversham revival late in the second half with several positive phases giving them a rare inroad into the opposition 22. With the try line looming, the pass went out wide, only for the ball to be intercepted and Bexley to run the length of the field for their fifth try. Rhys Mcdermott saved Faversham’s blushes with a last-minute try from a pickand-go off the back of a series of disorganised rucks in what was an otherwise forgettable day for the Castaways. Faversham next play at home to Whitstable on October 21. Faversham: C.lehane, T.harrison, R.mcdermott, T.scamp, F.iron, S.oatley, K.fiddler, L.garnham, J.williams, J.hodges, H.bowsher, D.hodges, D.tabor, D.martins, T.woolf, E.stott, J.meadows, A.bolter.
Whitstable hand-off the ball under pressure against Footscray on Saturday