Match Report – Canterbury 5ths vs Whitstable 2nds
The Zingari opened their league season with a convincing win to overcome a strong Whitstable pack that were not only first on the scoreboard but looked like they held the balance of power in the early exchanges. It took the city side a full twenty minutes before they started to look on a par, only after conceding another score before their efforts were rewarded with three tries of their own. With halftime approaching, they added one more to give the city side a respectable 26-12 margin.
The beginning of the second half looked to start, much the same as the first, with Whitstable using their powerful forwards to score a well set up try, but it soon became obvious after a few minutes the Whitstable forwards had lost their impetus with the city pack taking the greater share of possession and more than holding their own in the set-piece.
The Canterbury backs took full advantage taking the ball wide stretching the defence, and with the forwards making breaks of their own, Whitstable’s defence began to look porous, despite some almost heroic tackling by Whitstable the try count started to mount. In the last half the city side began to run riot, running in eight tries to cement their first league win of their season.