Match report – Sidcup 2nd vs Canterbury Pilgrims
SIDCUP 2ND 12pts CANTERBURY PILGRIMS 17pts
The Pilgrims travelled to Sidcup for their Invicta A league game with a much-changed side, yet again!. With four players not available after Thursday’s training, a few rabbits had to be pulled out of the hat! (obviously, they did not play). The game started well for the visitors; Tom Halliday made ground, got the ball to Nathan Annakie, who put Tristan Van Dyk away, and he found Nathan in support to score the opening try.
Pilgrims continued to dominate without adding to that first try until another great run by Annekie set up position, the forwards produced good ball and Harvey Furneaux touched down. Tom Halliday converted. After the break, they went further ahead and Van Dyk’s try seemed to have taken them into the comfort zone. But that was premature as Sidcup surged back in the last quarter and two tries and a conversion left the result on a knife’s edge.
Fine defence and the occasional slice of luck, however, saw Pilgrims home and marked a fitting last appearance for captain Toby Rayleigh-Strutt who is going to ‘strutt’ his stuff in Sydney, Australia.