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17-Aug-24EsherH
24-Aug-24HarpendenA
BlackheathH
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07-Sep-24 Colchester H
14-Sep-24 Sevenoaks A
21-Sep-24 Worthing H
28-Sep-24 Guernsey A
05-Oct-24 Havant H
12-Oct-24 Westcombe Park H
19-Oct-24 Tonbridge Juddians A
26-Oct-24 Barnes H
09-Nov-24 Old Albanian A
16-Nov-24 Bury St Edmunds H
23-Nov-24 Henley A
07-Dec-24 Oxford Harlequins H
14-Dec-24 Dorking A
21-Dec-24 Sevenoaks H
11-Jan-25 Worthing A
18-Jan-25 Guernsey H
25-Jan-25 Havant A
08-Feb-25 Westcombe Park A
15-Feb-25 Tonbridge Juddians H
01-Mar-25 Barnes A
08-Mar-25 Old Albanian H
15-Mar-25 Bury St Edmunds A
22-Mar-15 Henley H
05-Apr-25 Oxford Harlequins A
12-Apr-25 Dorking H
26-Apr-25 Colchester A
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15-Sep-24 Horsham Women A
15-Sep-24 Medway ladies H
13-Oct-24 Dartford Valley Ladies A
20-Oct-24 Heathfield & W Ladies A
10-Nov-24 Jersey RFC Women H
24-Nov-24 Pullborough Women A
15-Dec-24 Tonbridge Juddian Ladies H
05-Jan-24 Medway ladies A
19-Jan-24 Dartford Valley Ladies H
09-Feb-25 Heathfield & W Ladies H
23-Feb-25 Jersey RFC Women A
09-Mar-25 Pullborough Women H
23-Mar-25 Tonbridge Juddian Ladies A
06-Apr-24 Horsham Women H
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07-Sep-24 Crowborough A
14-Sep-24 Sevenoaks II H
21-Sep-24 Ashford A
28-Sep-24 Charlton park H
12-Oct-24 Park House A
19-Oct-24 Deal & Betteshanger H
26-Oct-24 Bromley A
09-Nov-24 Beccehamian H
16-Nov-24 Dover A
23-Nov-24 Cranbrook A
07-Dec-24 Heathfield & Waldron H
14-Dec-24 Sevenoaks II A
21-Dec-24 Ashford H
04-Jan-25 Charlton park A
11-Jan-25 Park House H
18-Jan-25 Deal & Betteshanger A
01-Feb-25Bromley H
15-Feb-25 Beccehamian A
01-Mar-25 Dover H
08-Mar-25 Cranbrook H
22-Mar-25 Heathfield & Waldron A
05-Apr-25 Crowborough H
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07-Sep-24 Medway III H
14-Sep-24 Sheppey A
21-Sep-24 Rye H
28-Sep-24 Dartfordians II A
12-Oct-24 Old Colfeians II H
19-Oct-24 Foots Cray A
26-Oct-24 Kings College Hospital H
09-Nov-24 Bromley II A
16-Nov-24 Cliffe Crusaders H
23-Nov-24 Old Williamsonians H
07-Dec-24 Faversham A
14-Dec-24 Sheppey H
21-Dec-24 Rye A
04-Jan-25 Dartfordians II H
11-Jan-25 Old Colfeians II A
18-Jan-25 Foots Cray H
01-Feb-25 Kings College Hospital A
15-Feb-25 Bromley II H
01-Mar-25 Cliffe Crusaders A
08-Mar-25 Old Williamsonians A
22-Mar-25 Faversham H
5-AprIl-25 Medway III A
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Pilgrims Win East Kent Derby

THANET WANDERERS 25 PILGRIMS 28

by John Mitchell

What a game this East Kent derby turned out to be and in the end the difference between the two sides was two penalty goals from the boot of Alex Davies. The game started well for Thanet, who exerted early pressure while Pilgrims made some handling and tackling errors. A penalty goal showed the home side the way and they added a second after poor work at lineout and scrum. Canterbury were playing good open rugby but an attacking move was well intercepted and the Wanderers ran through for a converted try to make it 13-0 in as many minutes. The Pilgrims were on the ropes but a good kick for touch, followed by a much better line-out, saw Cameron Macmillan go over on the back of a rolling maul to score an unconverted try, 13-5. Jesse De Vries was then taken out badly in the air, only a yellow was awarded, and a penalty, which was kicked for touch. More pressure and another good rolling maul, this time Stanley Bull scored from the back of it and Tom McMann converted, 13-12. The Pilgrims were back in the game. Thanet missed a penalty but piled on more pressure. Then from under his own posts, Gus Lister decided to run the ball instead of kick. The decision paid off and the ball was worked the whole length of the field before Adrian Geddes crashed through close to the line and Jake Dengate, who had another outstanding game, went over for an unconverted to give Canterbury a 17-13 half time lead. An excellent comeback from the Pilgrims! The second half started well for Canterbury and despite making handling errors they went further ahead when Tom McMann scored his first try for the club, but again failed to convert. An injury to Stanley Bull was a set back and on 60 minutes Thanet scored from a push over try, and converted, 20-22. Then came the game changer; Tom handed over kicking duties to Alex Davies, who promptly kicked a penalty successfully from around 40 yards. This was followed by another from just inside the opposition half to extend the lead to eight points. Game over? No, Thanet came back to score, but failed to convert. It’s now played two, won two with this bonus point victory making us joint top of Counties 1 Kent with Dartfordians and Ashford. Special mention should be made for a new young scrum half, who was making his men’s debut. Hector Valldares did all you could have asked for in his first senior game at this level, well done young man. This coming Saturday we meet Cranbrook at the Marine Travel ground with a 3:00 kick off.