The fair weather broke about ten minutes in to the game, with sunshine replaced by driving rain and a cruel drop in the temperature. Canterbury, though, comfortably out-performed the home teamn despite delivering an error-strewn performance. The city side dominated territory through sensible kicking and simple back play. The first try came around the 30-minute mark, with quick, recyckled ball and sound handling by the backs before the city side’s hooker strolled across the line.
The second half saw a determined fightback from Sittingbourne, matched by a parsimonious defence. The metaphorical and physical storm weathered, the City side scored through centre Ian Hodges to make the final margin 10-0, which was ten-times the average temperature.