Development XV vs Old Albanians at away

  • Competition: Zoo SD2 17/18
  • Squad: Development XV
  • Date: Saturday 4th of November 2017 15:00
  • Final Score: 44 - 35

Match Report

                                        OLD ALBANIANS 2ND 35  CANTERBURY PILGRIMS 44

This was a victory against the odds for a Pilgrims side featuring four debutants and, at one stage, reduced to thirteen men after being shown two yellow cards.   Star of the show was new wingman Dom Barnaby who collected a hat trick of tries, but it was a massive defensive effort by the side when they were short handed that saw them through.  Barnaby sprinted over inside the first two minutes, which with Will Hilton’s conversion, gave Canterbury an ideal start.  However, it did not last and OAs went in front through two converted tries before Pilgrims got back on track.  Hilton’s run and Barnaby’s pace brought them level, before some great handling saw the lead restored through Simon Jaynes try. Hilton, who added the extras to the Barnaby touchdown, then stretched his side a further ahead with two penalty goals, but a poor kick was punished by OAs who hit back with a seven pointer.  By half time a fourth try, this time for Frank Morgan, converted by Hilton, gave the city side an eleven point advantage but in the second half the sin binnings of Morgan and Ross Howard threatened to undo all the good work.  The home side punished those decisions with a converted try but Pilgrims defence weathered the storm superbly before tries by another debutant, Ollie Roberts and Barnaby, the last converted by Hilton, sealed the win. OAs had the consolation of a late score but it was the resilient city men who deserved a success which lifted them to third place in the Zoo League.

Canterbury:  A.Miller, G.Hilton, R.Mackintosh, F.Morgan, D.Barnaby, W.Hilton, R.Howard, C.Townley, C.Watson, D.Gill, J.Craig, S.Jaynes, L.Whetton, E.Deacon, A.Wake-Smith, G.Connor, J.Childs, G.Jewell

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# Team Pld Pts
1 Chinnor 11 52
2 Cinderford 11 50
3 Taunton Titans 11 46
4 Redingensians 11 42
5 Bury St Edmunds 11 36
6 Redruth 11 35
7 Canterbury 11 34
8 Henley 11 31
9 Tonbridge Juddians 11 27
10 Worthing 11 25
11 London Irish Wild Geese 11 24
12 Barnstaple 11 22
13 Clifton 11 22
14 Broadstreet 11 8
15 Old Redcliffians 11 7
16 Wimbledon 11 3