3rd XV vs Medway 3rds at home

  • Competition: Invicta 2 East 17/18
  • Squad: 3rd XV
  • Date: Saturday 14th of October 2017 15:00
  • Final Score: 34 - 38

Match Report


                            CANTERBURY 3RD 34 MEDWAY 3RD 38


Canterbury 3s were unlucky to fall to their fourth defeat of the season in a thriller of a game at Merton Lane.
The home team started poorly, with bad discipline and defensive alignment allowing Medway to run away to a 15 point lead in 10 minutes. Canterbury responded with a try from Brad Allchurch but struggled to get into the game at all with repeated infringements allowing the visitors to build an intimidating 27-5 lead at the half.
There was clearly something extra added to the half time team talk, though, as Canterbury came out the blocks firing. Medway scored a breakaway try soon after the kick-off, but the city club’s new-found aggression and speed of play caught the visitors off guard and before long the comeback was on. Ollie Jaynes dummied and slipped through for one, before Vaughn Meredith found space in the outside channels and freed Ollie Simpson. Canterbury continued to pile on the pressure through a sneaky try from Jack Waite and a long-range solo effort from Allchurch. Is hat trick try then put the game to within reach but Canterbury's ill discipline - the story of the season so far- allowed Medway to kick points and maintain the lead.

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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