Match report – Ashford 1st XV vs Canterbury Pilgrims
ASHFORD 1st XV 12 CANTERBURY PILGRIMS 7
With eleven players making their senior debut a very young Pilgrims side, which trailed by twelve points at half time, looked as though they might snatch a win in a much imptroved second half. Tom Halliday broke through for a try which Dan Hill converted and it took some good defending by Ashford to deny them. The home side took the lead after ten minutes with a converted try and emphasised their domination by adding added a second through a pushover.
Captain Joe Craig ralied his troops after the break and with more possession being served up by the forwards Canterbury were able to take the initiative. Although the back division were still denied space Halliday’s breakthrough score gave them a real chance of victory., but to take an experienced side like Ashford to the wire was still an impressive performance.