1st XV - Match centre

Faversham
Old Gravesendians
Sat 8 Apr 15:00 - London & SE Division - Shepherd Neame Kent 2 Full time

Faversham 7 - 80 Old Gravesendians

Castaways swept away by rampant league champions.

Recently crowned league champions Old Gravesendians put on a master-class that left the home side mere spectators for large portions of the game. In fleeting moments Faversham played with courage and direction before capitulating to the dominant Old G's back line who looked determined to attack from every part of the pitch.

The onslaught started early on with Old G's attacking with pace and power down both wings. With potent side-steps the visiting back-three rapidly left the Faversham defensive line in their wake. As tackle after tackle was missed Jack Meadows put in an assured defensive display to try and keep the visitors at bay, a rare beacon of reliability in an otherwise faltering line.

The points kept racking up against them however. Three tries for the Castaways gave the home fans something to cheer about. Their first coming from a scrum-half scampering snipe round the side of a ruck from David Tabor. Rhy Mcdermott secured the second after a well-set driving maul powered towards the Old G's try line, restructured then broke through the retreating player. A final try from Jack Meadows, intercepting an ambitious pass on the Old G's 22, kept Faversham's hopes of a four-try bonus point alive until the final whistle.

Despite the score-line, the Castaways showed good courage to keep fighting to the end in the face of a superior opposition. They next play away to Sheppey in a friendly on 15th April before the final league game away to Bexley on 22nd April.

Score: Faversham 15 - 80 Old Gravesendians

Team: R.Chipperton, J.Meadows, E.Stott, F.Iron, S.Oatley, K.Fiddler, M.Magri, R.Mcdermott, D.Tabor, J.Hodges, H.Bowsher, B.Egleton, P.Cooper, D.Martins, J.Williams, M.Juden, D.Flynn

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Old Gravesendians 24 107
2. Royal Bank of Scotland 24 101
3. Whitstable 24 94
4. Foots Cray 24 93
5. Lordswood 24 77
6. Orpington 24 53
7. Faversham 24 51

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