CANTERURY PIGRMS 61 MEDWAY 2ND 7
The Pilgrims made a good start and powerful work from Dan Gill created early pressure. From a scrum the backs then imposed themselves and new Australian Ben Neville forced his way over for a try in the corner. Will Hilton converted and went on to add the extras to eight of the city side’s nine tries. Jack Colyer then broke free down the wing after Pilgrims won one of many line-outs to score under the posts. Minutes later Charlie Grimes scored a superb solo try from his own half and claimed a hat trick before half time. Hilton put in a perfect grubber kick for Grimes second and he was quickly involved again, giving the scoring pass to Jarvis Otto after Frank Morgan made a great run. Grimes third score made it 40-0 at half time. The second half started with some scrappy play before the backs got into gear and Grimes broke through to hand James Paton-Smith the try. Then came the day’s best move from the Pilgrims own line. Stuart Meredith palmed the ball back, it was moved from left to right and Colyer ran 70 metres to score. It did not take long for him to become the second hat trick man but Medway showed they were beaten but not bowed with a late converted try.