Brutal Faversham demolish Greenwich with good team performance.
A hat-trick from Egleton as well as braces from Stott and Gander-Compton too much for Greenwich to handle as Faversham make climb to third in the table.
A dominant display of attacking rugby is too much for Greenwich to handle, as Faversham run in 50 points away from home.
Head Coach Rob Dengate said' it was another quality performance from the lads. The performance was built on a good win last week and confidence is high amongst the camp right now. The backs showed quality execution and this, enabled by a solid set piece from the forwards, allowed us to play some very good rugby'. He went on to add that 'we were forced to make 5 changes from the Lordwood game due to injuries and player availability, the boys that stepped up were superb and have put a marker down to the rest of the team. We have great strength in depth at the moments and its led to healthy competition within the squad for the boys'.
Faversham started strongly and they broke deadlock in the fifth minute. A well executed backs move worked the ball out wide. Working back across the pitch Egleton hit a hard line from 5 yards out and crashed over for his first of the game. Greenwich hit back with a penalty but Faversham replied almost instantly with their second try of the game. A well worked line-out gave O. Jaynes quick ball, he hit J. Hodges on a deep line behind the centres before the ball was worked to the wing where Gray slid in for his first try of the afternoon.
Captain McDermott was then sin-binned for foul play which led to a period of play where Faversham lost their discipline in the opposition half, squandering a number of chances. On their captain's return, Faversham struck almost instantly. Number 8 Kingdon picked off of the back of the scrum before hitting centre Dan Hodges on a hard line. Faversham's pack worked round the corner before fly-half Jaynes called for a rewind. He pulled the ball behind Iron to J. Hodges who found Egleton outside him. Egleton then handed off his opposite man before a turn of pace saw him beat the winger and full back allowing him to slide into the corner for his second of the day.
Recalled to the starting XV, Eddie Stott had a point to prove. He certainly did this as he hit a mesmerising line outside the fly-half channel to crash over between the posts. This made the score 22-3 at halftime and Faversham had the bonus point in the bag.
Faversham had a poor start to the second half, with Fiddler sent to the bin for what looked like a textbook tackle. Greenwich then put Faversham under pressure for the first time in the match but superb tackles from Kingdon and D. Hodges ensured Greenwich were kept at bay. Chipperton had now come onto the field and a superb clear out at the breakdown led to a turnover for Faversham, who worked the ball wide to Gander-Compton. The winger then ran over his opposite man before finishing in the corner.
Faversham were now on a roll and Stott got his second of the afternoon. A well worked set play by the Faversham back's meant O. Jaynes found full-back Pete Bulteel on a deep line out wide. Faversham worked the ball back across the pitch with Stott's hard line too much for the Greenwich defence to handle as he crashed over for his second of the game.
Pete Ehmann then scored the try of the match Following a huge scrum from the Faversham pack, he side-stepped two players following a quick penalty, before handing off an opposition player and pacing their winger and fullback to score under the posts.
Faversham were not done here however and struck again straight from kick-off. McDermott claimed the ball from kick-off and broke 40 metres up the pitch. He offloaded to J. Hodges who then found Egleton out wide. Egleton fended off a chasing Greenwich player before beating the winger for pace down the touchline and sliding in for his hat-trick. Faversham were now smelling blood and scored again two minutes later. Strong carries from the Faversham forwards sucked in opposition defenders and O. Jaynes once again called the rewind before finding Gander-Compton to score Faversham's ninth of the afternoon. The referee then blew up 6 minutes early much to the bemusement of the Faversham side, however it was not enough to ruin the atmosphere as they took 5 points home for the third game in a row.
Captain Rhys Mcdermott said 'Greenwich couldn't handle us today. The way we moved the ball about today was superb and has come from working hard at training. Our defence looked solid again and we have only conceded 1 try in our last 240 minutes of rugby. We travel to Askeans on Friday night looking to continue to build and hopefully come away with another win which would take us to second in the table'.
3rd place Faversham travel to Askeans on Friday night (20:00 KO)