Match report Zingari V Faversham 2nds
Canterbury 5th v Faversham 2nd
Canterbury 55pts. Faversham 10pts.
Despite the final score line the city side were made to fight for every single point by a Faversham side that refused to give up to the bitter end. In the opening exchanges, Faversham look more than Canterbury’s equal, only to be blocked by some fierce tackling. The city side weathered the storm, and fifteen minutes into the half created a break in midfield for Alex Tucker to touch down, converted by Stevens. With the account now open Canterbury probed the right-wing defence for a try out wide for Finnan Langley, and ten minutes later it was Matt Capper busting through for his contribution to the try count. The Zingari were not finished with the approach of halftime determined to get in on the act Ren Geldenhuys ripped through his would-be tacklers to go under the posts and give Stevens the simple conversion on the stroke of halftime.
The Zingari having built a comfortable cushion were taken aback by the ferocity of Faversham’s opening onslaught splitting the Canterbury defence wide open for their first score of the afternoon. Shaken by this turn of events the Zingari regrouped to play some of their best rugby of the afternoon led by the forwards winning an extortionary number of turnovers at the breakdown, opening all sort of possibilities for both backs and forwards. First to benefit was Brad Alchurch who then proceeded to slot his own conversion, followed by Finnan Langley for his second of the afternoon, and the extra points to follow from Stevens. Brad Alchurch was on hand again for his second converted try, when Faversham always looking to attack when they had possession opened up the city defence to take one back. However, it was Canterbury who had the final word with Clive Johnson squeezing in the corner, followed by Alex Tucker breaking the line to go over near the posts for his second of the afternoon, and Stevens adding the extra points to wind up the proceedings.
Kev Stevens 4 con