Date Time Season
26th Oct 2019 3:00 pm National League 1 2019/20

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The nearly men of Canterbury will see this result as another opportunity missed. Once again they failed narrowly to end a losing run that has now stretched to eight games.
The final margin may have been slim but after a promising start to the second half they allowed Park to dominate the rest of the match and had to settle for a losing bonus point.
With a strong wind at their backs the visitors established a 17-3 lead by half time courtesy of tries by centre Ollie Walker and wing Brandon Asher-Wood, with Warren Seals adding two conversions and a penalty goal with the last kick of the half.
It was Seals’ clever direction of attacks that gave Park an edge but organised and stubborn defence from the city side kept the game very much alive. They showed flashes of skill in attack, too, and were first on the scoreboard with a Harvey Young penalty goal.
In the tricky conditions a scrambled line out gave Park the chance to build pressure and send Walker over for a 16th minute try. Three minutes later a break from Seals led to Asher-Wood’s overlap score but that was all they were allowed until that 40th minute penalty. It left Canterbury with everything to play for as they harnessed the wind. Fifteen minutes into the new half it seemed they might be on their way as they cut Park’s lead to four points. A powerful catch and drive brought a try for Jamie Stephens which Young converted and the full back soon added his second penalty goal. The momentum had moved to Canterbury but then gradually ebbed away as Park brought their experience to bear. They starved the city side of possession as their outstanding back row men dominated the breakdown and were untroubled by an ineffective kicking game. Canterbury hardly made a threat in the final quarter and spent much of their time looking for ways to get their hands on the ball, When they did they could make no use of it and ended, disappointingly, on the back foot.
Canterbury: H.Young (repl D.Corcoran), R.Mackintosh, S.Sterling, A.Meads (repl M.Craven), C.Grimes, T.Best, D.Smart, A.Cooper, T.King, S.Kenny (repl J.Dever), R.Cadman, M.Corker, W.Scholes (repl J.Otto), S.Stapleton, J.Stephens (repl T.Oliver).

Date Time Season
26th Oct 2019 3:00 pm National League 1 2019/20


# Player Position T C P DG
1Aaron CooperProp0000
2Tristan KingHooker0000
3Samuel Kenny 20Prop0000
4Royce CadmanLock0000
5Matt CorkerLock0000
6Will Scholes 17Flanker0000
7Sean StapletonFlanker0000
8Jamie Stephens 18Number Eight1000
9Daniel SmartScrum half0000
10Thomas BestOutside half0000
11Charlie GrimesWing0000
12Alex Meads 19Centre0000
13Sam SterlingCentre0000
14Ricky MackintoshWing0000
15Harvey Young 16Full-back0120
16Dwayne Corcoran 15Wing0000
17Jarvis Otto 6Hooker0000
20Jamie Dever 3Prop0000
19Max Craven 12Full-back0000
18Tyler Oliver 8Prop0000
 Total 1120

Coach/Committee Member/Director of Rugby: Andy Pratt
Team Manager: Andy Rogers
Coach: Dave Marshall
Coach: Matthew Pinnick

Darlington Mowden Park

Position T C P DG

Director of Rugby: Danny Brown


Match Venue

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


Fourth Official
Chris Fullbrook