In perhaps the most complete performance this season Faversham dominated in all areas with forwards and backs mixing together to attack in all areas. Dover defended resolutely but at times their methods pushed the boundaries resulting in a yellow card warning after fifteen minutes
Moments after Faversham opened their tally after a series of penalties had seen the Dover line put under extreme pressure. After several drives for the line the ball was moved out right where Simon Warren
broke through for the opening try which Jonny Hodges
Seven minutes later Stacey Woolf
increased the lead after a set piece move from a 5m lineout. Dover scrambled to defend the initial drive from Eddie Stott
and although they held out initially they could not stop the second charge from Stacey Woolf
who crashed over the line.
The traffic was almost all one way at this point and Dave Tabor
came close as he broke up the touchline from just inside halfway. Eluding four tackles it looked as though he could add to the score but a great covering tackle ended the run and allowed Dover to clear and hold out until half time.
With a 12-0 lead and the sun at their backs Faversham clearly had the advantage in the second half and 6 minutes in Stott added his second. Hodges had produced a superb clearance kick out of defence which Tom Ash
chased up and poached from the visitors’ winger. He made it deep into the 22 where Dover intercepted a pass and kicked to touch. Faversham’s lineout was working well and the forwards gathered and drove over leading to the try.
Some champagne rugby followed as the restart was taken by Luke Garnham
on the home side’s 22 and he broke back to the same point in the oppositions half. Again Dover defended well but Faversham simply had too much power and the forwards battered their line until Woolf crossed over for his second 12 minutes into the half.
Dover then had their best attacking opportunity as they kicked up to the Faversham 5m and then earned three penalties as they tried to break a defence that has only conceded 15 points in 5 games. Several times they came close but, as they tried to move the ball wide, Chris Gadilhe
intercepted 10m out. The visitors chased hard but the Faversham skipper was clear and covered the length of the pitch to touch down under the posts. Hodges added the conversion for a 29-0 lead.
Faversham kept up the pressure until the end and, in the closing minutes, Tabor received the ball from the back of a ruck and slipped through to take the final tally to 34-0.