Sittingbourne II vs. Ashford Barbarians I
By Metin Faik
2nd XV (El Bandido's) keep on rolling
Another great match for the team who played their hearts out yet again to come away with another win against a strong Ashford Barbarians team.
It was very close to having the match cancelled as we had no ref turn up, until Kevin Smith volunteered and took his game shirt off to play as the ref for the game, “Thank you again Kevin”.
We took the lead early on with yet another try for Ollie steam rolling through Ashford’s defence followed by a great try by Richard P as he stormed to the try line with a number of Ashford players trying to hold him up.
Tim continued to work hard scoring conversions to keep the pressure up before yet another try by Matty Temple, which was his first one for the club in the corner after a great break, not bad for a prop turned winger!
Ashford kept the pressure up and pulled back a try but were unable to build on this due to the great defensive work the forwards put in to stop them and drive them back time and again.
In the last 7 minutes Ashford was throwing everything including the kitchen sink at Sittingbourne to try and break our defence which involved scrum after scrum being awarded. Sittingbourne’s pack were tight and strong to keep pushing Ashford back and allow Clive to work his magic to try and clear the ball with the backs.
When the final whistle was blown there was a great cheer from the home support who really enjoyed another great game for the mighty 2’s.
A couple of special thanks to Chalky and Stuart Potter for managing the subs and providing guidance and pushing the team when needed thank you guys. Not to forget the home support which always helps push the boys on thank you.
Guys let’s keep the momentum up and attend weekly training so Matt and the guys can work on supporting both teams with skill’s, plays and of course fitness.