3rd XV vs Dover 2 at home

  • Competition: Invicta 2 East 17/18
  • Squad: 3rd XV
  • Date: Saturday 4th of November 2017 15:00
  • Final Score: 68 - 24

Match Report


                              CANTERBURY 3RD 68  DOVER 2ND 24

Canterbury kicked up a gear in their eighth game of the season, racing away to a convincing home victory over Dover 2nds. The game started with a wobble, though. Some big defensive mistakes and good handling by the visiting side meant that Dover went over for the first try of the game early on. Canterbury quickly responded, though, with Alec Morrison finding a gap deep in his own half before freeing Ollie Simpson with an offload. Simpson in turn fed the ball back to Jack Waite who sprinted over from 40 metres out. It was this try that set the tone for much of the game. Simpson soon followed up with a two tries on the left wing, before Andre Allen put his foot to the floor for a long range effort on the right. Sam Payne added another before half time with some evasive running.
The second half was disrupted by a Canterbury yellow card and a serious injury to a Dover player, and the result was a disjointed 40 minutes. Dover got two more tries, but Canterbury's pace and handling saw them finish strongly. Brad Allchurch took a tap and go and ran 60 metres to score before anyone even noticed, and further scores were claimed by Simpson, Sam Payne, Allchurch again and Mark Stone

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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