The home side took only 3 minutes to open the scoring as the forwards demonstrated their superiority at a 5m scrum. Although the pushover reached the line the ball went loose leading to a ruck from which Stacey Woolf
burst through the defence for an unconverted try.
Two further tries followed before the game was fifteen minutes old, both coming off the back of some solid open play. First Charlie Halls
made a superb break before putting Dave Tabor
through under the posts. Halls then added a try of his own when he combined with Dan Hodges and Chris Gadilhe
to shred the defence. Gadilhe made it almost to the line where Halls took a pass of the ground to score. Jonny Hodges
added the conversion.
Medway then got into the game from the restart. A strong follow up saw them regain possession and push down to the corner. Quick ball through the three-quarters stretched the Faversham defence before their flanker cut back through to score a converted try.
This was the highpoint for the visitors as Faversham continued to apply pressure at all areas. The home side had a clear advantage in the setpiece, driving Medway off the ball at scrums and disrupting their lineout. They also had more pace and continuity in the backs with excellent support play alongside some ferocious tackling.
As the game entered the second quarter Faversham regained possession at a lineout before moving it right where Jonny Hodges
touched down before he added the conversion for a 24-7 lead. Further tries could have followed but a degree of complacency crept in at times resulting in mistakes and the scoring slowed until Simon Warren
drove over three minutes before the interval.
Half time brought little respite although several penalties allowed Medway to reach move within 5m of the hosts’ try line. Unfortunately for the visitors the defence was solid and Tim Woolf
was able to run the ball out of the 22. A long kick ahead took play deep into the visitors half where they regained the ball at a lineout. Stott came close when he broke from a driving maul before Tom Ash
completed the score under the posts. Hodges converted for a 34-7 lead.
Four more tries followed as Faversham maintained the pressure. Halls added his second after a great break from Tim Woolf
and Simon Warren
. Dave Tabor
also picked up a second when Luke Garnham
took a quick penalty and Stacey Woolf
was stopped inches short.
With ten minutes left Warren scored his second after an devastating drive by the forwards and it was fitting that Number 8 Garnham gave the forwards a second try after Medways pack were unable to secure possession at a defensive scrum 5m out.
The 60-7 final tally was a fair reflection of Faversham’s dominance but was scant reward for Medway who never gave up despite the almost one-way traffic.