Development XV vs Colchester at away

  • Competition: Zoo SD2 17/18
  • Squad: Development XV
  • Date: Saturday 6th of January 2018 15:00
  • Final Score: 12 - 8

Match Report


Canterbury stay in third place in Zoo League Division 2 after this narrow away victory but it was a credit to a side showing seven changes, Early Colchester pressure was repelled by excellent defending by the Pilgrims, a feature throughout the game. Then a great move started by Alex Veale, involving Max Howard and Ben Nash saw Jack Weaver ride two tackles and go over out wide left for a great try. The conversion was too much for Joe Craig, Errors followed and Canterbury just could not win anything in the scrums, even though they had a very good pack! It took them 20 minutes to get it sorted, and then things changed. After half an hour the Pilgrims put together an excellent move , with Veale giving a great dummy pass to the left, switching the ball right for Ben Nash to charge through and score under the posts and Joe Craig converting.  In the first fifteen minutes of the second half Colcheter closed the gap to four points with an unconverted try and a penalty goal.   It was a nail biting time for a Pilgrims side that could not put the phases together but defended brillianlty.  Their determination paid off as they hung ion an cemented their leaague standing.

Canterbury: M.Howard, C.Teehan, B.Nash, H.Veitch, J.Weaver, A.Veale, R.Howard, J.Green, E.Deacon, E.White. L.Whetton, J.Craig, V.Meredith, D.Bailey, G.Westgarth, G.Hilton, S.Jaynes, H.Dance, C.Butler

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# Team Pld Pts
1 Cinderford 24 114
2 Chinnor 24 105
3 Redingensians 25 91
4 Taunton Titans 24 90
5 Redruth 24 79
6 Henley 24 68
7 Bury St Edmunds 24 64
8 Tonbridge Juddians 24 61
9 Worthing 24 58
10 Canterbury 24 57
11 Barnstaple 24 47
12 London Irish Wild Geese 24 45
13 Clifton 24 43
14 Old Redcliffians 24 39
15 Wimbledon 25 35
16 Broadstreet 24 30