Match Report Sevenoaks v CRFC 2nd xv Sat 20th Oct, away.
There are not many games of Rugby that offer real entertainment for everyone, this game did. From the start the game came alive. Sevenoaks kicked off and the visitors allowed the ball to bounce too many times, a slow pick up allowed the home side to get up and pressurise, Canterbury them knocked on and with minutes the home side scored from a penalty, 3-0. Within minutes Miller made a great run, passed the ball to Ed Oram who then slipped the ball to Te-Kori Moore to power through to score and convert, the Pilgrims went ahead 3-7.
After 11 minutes Sevenoaks won a line out, won the throw and scored from a push over, but missed the conversion, 8-7.. Te-Kori Moore scored from a penalty to take the lead 8-10. The Pilgrims then put in a poor throw at the line-out, then followed a penalty for crossing and the home side went 11-10 up. Poor discipline and poor decision making followed and after half an hour, Sevenoaks scored a converted try and went in at half-time 18-10 up.
A stiff half-time team talk changed the game. Alex Williams went off to allow Chris Wickington to come on. Alex Price made his debut and had a good game. Alex Veale was outstanding and played 80 minutes for the first time in 3 years!
Within minutes the Pilgrims hit the post from a penalty, but minutes later, after two good opportunities were blown up for forward passes, the Pilgrims scored when Josh Holt was put through to score out wide on the left, Te-Kori Moore could not convert, 18-15.
Elliott White then went off injured .Miller then a try, not converted, and the pilgrims took the lead 18-20. Sevenoaks hit back with another penalty to lead 21-20.
Frank Morgan then ran 60 metres and looked like scoring, but a great piece of defending stopped him, the home side then came in from the wrong side of a ruck, received a yellow card and Canterbury scored from the resulting penalty to lead 21-23, and a man up.
But then Isaiah Horner received a yellow, 14 all, but Sevenoaks scored from the penalty to retake the lead 24-23! What a game.
Ed Oram, who completed 80 minutes for the first time this season , scored forTe-Kori to convert and lead by 24-30. Still not safe! A penalty for being off-side allowed Te=Kori to scores 24-33, was that enough?
Then Dan Gill got a Yellow card, then Cameron Townley got a Yellow card, Sevenoaks scored and converted 31-33. Sevenoaks got back to 15, Isaiah came back on to make it 13, the final whistle went and the Pilgrims won by two points. Drama at the highest level!!!!
Next week, the top of the table side go to Dartfordians to play.