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 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