3rd XV vs Cliffe 1st at home

  • Competition: Invicta 2 East 17/18
  • Squad: 3rd XV
  • Date: Saturday 6th of January 2018 15:00
  • Final Score: 41 - 42

Match Report

                                CANTERBURY41 CLIFFE 42

Canterbury’s win streak ended in agonising home defeat to Cliffe in a 42-41 thriller.  The game started well, with Canterbury making up for their size disadvantage by moving the ball away from rucks quickly and finding space wide. Pressure was soon converted into a try from Brad Allchurch, and quickly followed by another following a clever inside line by Ollie Jaynes. Canterbury then fell asleep at the wheel for 10 minutes, letting Cliffe power over for three converted tries. However, an opportunist kick from Sam Payne and good control from Jack Waite meant the scores were levelled shortly. Just before the half endeda penalty from Allchurch put Canterbury in the lead 24-21.
The visitors went up a gear in the second half, scoring 10 points in as many minutes. Canterbury followed up by working the ball wide, with Ollie Simpson slipping through a gap to score in the corner. Canterbury ill discipline, and strong running from the visitors, meant the game looked to be slipping away but elusive running by Waite set up his brother Ben for a score. In the last play of the game Ollie Jaynes broke through and fed Sam Payne, who fed it back to Jaynes for a long-range try. The conversion was too tough, however, and Canterbury couldn't complete the comeback.

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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