BEX­LEY 33 FAVER­SHAM 5: LATE TRY PROVES A CON­SO­LA­TION

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Rugby -

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.

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