WESTCOMBE PARK 2ND 12 CANTERBURY PILGRIMS 61
In late September the Pilgrims won a hard fought home game 17-10 in the last minute. On a dull afternoon at Orpington in January it was a different story. .
Within 45 seconds Barney Howard weaved his way through and slipped the ball to Jack Colyer for the first of his three tries, his second hat trick in two weeks! Will Hilton converted to make it 0-7. By the ten minute mark, Cameron Townley won good ball and fed Jack Weaver, who evaded some poor tackling to score the first of his two tries, Hilton converted, 0-14. Coombe then exerted some pressure and Canterbury had to defend well. A scrum to Canterbury on their five metre line was won, Alex Miller darted through, gave the ball to the rampaging Frank Morgan who eventually fed Howard for a converted try, 0-21. Then the game became very competitive and the home side looked like they would score, but great defending kept them at bay. A case of mistaken identity saw Tyler Oliver sin binned for being offside. This only spurred the Pilgrims on and Morgan made a great run through the middle and gave Jack Colyer his second converted try, taking the Visitors into at half-time with a 28-point lead.
The second half started with Coombe receiving a Yellow card, and giving away a penalty try, 0-35. Within minutes Jack Colyer completed his hat trick 0-42. Canterbury brought on their replacements and the home side came back into the icture. Two quick tries, one converted, saw the deficit cutto 12-42. This only prodded the Pilgrims back into life. A good push over try saw Tyler Oliver score, 12-49. Jack Colyer made an incisive run and Frank Morgan, coming up in sipport was given the chance to score a well deserved try, converted by Hilton to take his tally
Colyer was everywhere, shadowing, tackling when necessary, and Stuart Meredith was always available, although not always seen!, Inn the dying seconds Jack Weaver eluded tackles to sprint through to score, only for Hilton to spoil his 100 percent record.