1st XV - Report
Date: Saturday 26th November 2011 - Kick Off: 14:00
Close call against Old Williamsonians
Faversham survived several close calls to earn a win over Old Williamsonians by the narrowest of margins.
The visitors could have taken an early lead after defensive errors allowed them to cross the line but Tom Ash denied them by preventing the ball being grounded. This allowed Faversham to work their way into the game and it was hooker James Gilbert who opened the scoring for the hosts instead.
Williamsonians stuck to the task hitting back with a try of their own as they found space to run out wide.
The two sides were very evenly matched and, although Faversham had the edge in the scrum, the two sides were never more than a converted try apart.
Faversham added further tries through Ehmann, Stott and Seaford but without any conversions their lead never looked secure and Williamsonians hit back with a try each time.
Although in front for most of the game the home side never looked really settled and too often forwards and backs looked to be playing different games. Both parts produced moments of superb rugby but Williamsonians were quick to capitalise on the confusion and when support was slow to react.
Despite these frailties Faversham kept their noses in front although Williamsonians were again able to capitalise on defensive errors to pull the score back to 20-19 with ten minutes left to play. The visitors threw everything into the final minutes but despite their best efforts Faversham held on and when the final whistle blew the scoreline was a fair reflection on the game.
Faversham could and probably should have been comfortable winners but Skipper Eddie Stott was nonetheless please with their performance. In a close game they had done enough but all were aware that next week will need to be much more organised as they return to league action at home to Dover (kick off 2pm).
Faversham: Balans, Gilbert, Woolf, Moon, Stott, Iron, Seaford, Potts, Tabor, J Hodges, Ehmann, D Hodges, Ash, Pearce, Sanders. Replacements: Chipperton, B Hodges.