Date Time Season
15th Feb 2020 3:00 pm National League 1 2019/20

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A losing bonus point lifted Canterbury off the bottom of the National One table but it was Chinnor’s adroit handling of Storm Dennis that earned them a seventh consecutive victory. For the city side this was another disappointment after a massive first half defensive effort limited the visitors to the game’s only score.
With the gale and rain at their backs after the break the odds favoured Canterbury but they were frustrated by a top class display of ball control from the visitors pack.
They starved the city club of possession, going through countless phases and denying them the kind of attacking territory they enjoyed themselves in the first 40 minutes.
What Canterbury achieved in that first half was heroic and deserved to be better rewarded. They were battered by the heavier Chinnor forwards but what they lacked in poundage they made up in determination and bravery. They survived a barrage of penalties, a yellow card for prop Ellior Lusher and got themselves out of tight corners through sheer hard work.
Chinnor pounded away but could only come up with an eighth minute try for lock Ehize Ehizodi converted by Laurie May.
On a day when every point counted the visitors twice ignored easy penalty chances in their pursuit of tries, but got nothing from a bodies-on-the line defence.
Those decisions might have proved costly but when Canterbury got their turn to use the storm they made nothing of it. They ploughed away up front, did not trust any sort of kicking game and Chinnor’s disciplined skills allowed them to play much of their rugby in the home half. Only late in the day did the city side pose a scoring threat when penalty awards gave them attacking lineouts. That had been a strong area all afternoon with Matt Corker supreme, but in those final minutes Chinnor twice poached the throw and claimed the points in what had been a huge test of stamina in extreme conditions.
Canterbury: D. Corcoran, R.Mackintosh, F.Morgan, A.Meads (repl W.Waddington), C.Grimes, C.Kingsman, T.Williams (repl D.Smart), E.Lusher (repl B.Young), T.King, S.North (repl A.Wake-Smith), J.Rouse, M.Corker, S.Rogers, F.Edwards (repl R.Cadman), S.Stapleto

David Haigh


# Player Position T C P DG
1Elliott Lusher 17Prop0000
2Tristan KingHooker0000
3Stefan North 18Prop0000
4Jack RouseLock0000
5Matt CorkerLock0000
6Samuel RogersFlanker0000
7Freddie Edwards 20Flanker0000
8Sean StapletonNumber Eight0000
9Tom Williams 16Scrum half0000
10Charles KingsmanOutside half0000
11Charlie GrimesWing0000
12Alex Meads 19Centre0000
13Frank MorganCentre0000
14Ricky MackintoshWing0000
15Dwayne CorcoranFull-back0000
16Daniel Smart 9Scrum half0000
17Billy Young 1Prop0000
18Alexander Wake-Smith 3Prop0000
19Will Waddington 12Centre0000
20Royce Cadman 7Lock0000
 Total 0000


Position T C P DG

Match Venue

The Marine Travel Ground
Merton Lane North, Nackington Road, Canterbury CT4 7AZ


Fourth Official
Chris Fullbrook