|21st Oct 2017||3:00 pm||Premier 2 East||2017/18|
Canterbury got their Invicta 2 East campaign back on track in a game played under difficult condition. They made a fast start, with hard carrying in the forwards freeing up space for Ollie Jaynes to crash over.. Sam Payne made the conversion but Deal quickly responded by taking advantage of some sloppy handling and hacking through to score.
Despite the stormy conditions the city side continued to play with ambition snd freed Andre Allem down the right, who in turn offloaded to Ollie Simpson for a score. Sam Payne followed up with a powerful carrry for a third try just before the half ended.
In the second half Canterbury fell off the pace a little, allowing Deal to exert significant pressure resulting in a score near the posts. Super sub Harvard FitzMaurice, making his 3rd team debut, responded with a sneaky dart off the back of a scrum and the game finished 22-12.
Man of the match went to Jamie Evans.
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