Development XV vs Colchester at away

  • Competition: Zoo SD2 17/18
  • Squad: Development XV
  • Date: Saturday 6th of January 2018 15:00
  • Final Score: 12 - 8

Match Report


Canterbury stay in third place in Zoo League Division 2 after this narrow away victory but it was a credit to a side showing seven changes, Early Colchester pressure was repelled by excellent defending by the Pilgrims, a feature throughout the game. Then a great move started by Alex Veale, involving Max Howard and Ben Nash saw Jack Weaver ride two tackles and go over out wide left for a great try. The conversion was too much for Joe Craig, Errors followed and Canterbury just could not win anything in the scrums, even though they had a very good pack! It took them 20 minutes to get it sorted, and then things changed. After half an hour the Pilgrims put together an excellent move , with Veale giving a great dummy pass to the left, switching the ball right for Ben Nash to charge through and score under the posts and Joe Craig converting.  In the first fifteen minutes of the second half Colcheter closed the gap to four points with an unconverted try and a penalty goal.   It was a nail biting time for a Pilgrims side that could not put the phases together but defended brillianlty.  Their determination paid off as they hung ion an cemented their leaague standing.

Canterbury: M.Howard, C.Teehan, B.Nash, H.Veitch, J.Weaver, A.Veale, R.Howard, J.Green, E.Deacon, E.White. L.Whetton, J.Craig, V.Meredith, D.Bailey, G.Westgarth, G.Hilton, S.Jaynes, H.Dance, C.Butler

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# Team Pld Pts
1 Cinderford 30 143
2 Chinnor 30 131
3 Redingensians 30 112
4 Taunton Titans 30 101
5 Redruth 30 89
6 Tonbridge Juddians 30 86
7 Worthing 30 81
8 Bury St Edmunds 30 77
9 Henley 30 73
10 Canterbury 30 72
11 Clifton 30 63
12 Old Redcliffians 30 58
13 London Irish Wild Geese 30 57
14 Barnstaple 30 55
15 Wimbledon 30 50
16 Broadstreet 30 35