3rd XV vs Gravesend 3rds at home

  • Competition: Invicta 2 East 17/18
  • Squad: 3rd XV
  • Date: Saturday 16th of December 2017 15:00
  • Final Score: 15 - 12

Match Report

                                  CANTERBURY 3RD 15 GRAVESEND 3RD 12

Canterbury made it six on the bounce with this narrow win.. They started poorly against a strong, Gravesend outfit and the visitors pack registered an early try from a pushover at a scrum . The city side responded smartly though, with quick hands and ambitious attacking play eventually freeing Simon Jaynes who swerved around several players to score in the left corner. The visitors, however, led at half time through a second try, this time converted.
After the break Canterbury decided their best bet to close the gap was to up the tempo and play to their strengths in the wide channels. Gravesend's defence struggled to cope with the speed of the home side's ball and the strength of their carrying, and before long replacement Giles Guest made pressure pay with a try under the Canterbury struggling to convert breaks and attacking chances into points but, with less than ten minutes to go, a penalty was won and Scott Payne kept his cool to kick the winning points

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# Team Pld Pts
1 Cinderford 19 90
2 Chinnor 19 86
3 Redingensians 19 69
4 Taunton Titans 19 68
5 Redruth 19 59
6 Henley 19 56
7 Bury St Edmunds 19 54
8 Tonbridge Juddians 19 53
9 Worthing 19 52
10 Canterbury 19 51
11 Barnstaple 19 39
12 London Irish Wild Geese 19 37
13 Clifton 19 32
14 Old Redcliffians 19 28
15 Wimbledon 19 21
16 Broadstreet 19 20