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1st XV - Match centre

Whitstable
Askean
B Cliff (3), J Piggins (2), A Huey, A Newman, M Olive, L Chaipa, D Till, W Reid
Full time
A Huey (8)
Sat 28 Oct 15:00 - London & SE Division - Shepherd Neame Kent 2

Confidence high after crushing win

“We needed a bit of a performance"

Skipper Ben Cliff feels Saturday’s resounding victory over Askeans is the perfect preparation for Whitstable’s biggest game of this season this weekend.

Saturday’s win at Reeves Way took the Blues back to the top of Shepherd Naeme Kent 2 on points difference from Brockleians, who are their next opponents.

Both teams have maximum points after five matches and Cliff says Whitstable will travel to SE9 for their big showdown full of confidence.

He added: “We needed a bit of a performance after the last two games which had been a little bit underwhelming. The wind did not help when we played Faversham (a game they won 22-13) but the conditions were good on Saturdayand we produced some outstanding rugby.

“They just could not live with us and we were as pleased with the clean sheet as we were the point we scored because it’s something we talked about, not conceding.”

Cliff picked up three of Whitstable’s 11 tries, with Jamie Piggins, impressive on his first start at full-back, adding two more.

The remainder came from Marck Olive, Will Reid, second row Andy Newman – described as being everywhere by Cliff – replacements Leeroy Chaipa and Daniel Till and scrum half Andrew Huey, who also kicked eight conversions in and outstanding individual display.

Brockleians maintained their 100% start with a 48-7 victory at Bexley and Cliff is expecting a tough encounter this weekend.

He said: “ We’ve heard they are quite big up front ad young in the back so it may be a case of trying to grind them down and hoping out fitness will get us through.

“Saturday is going to be a big test but there’s a lot of confidence in the squad at the moment, we never go into hames thinking we might lose, we go in expecting to perform and to get a positive result and that’s down to the self-belief Mal(Blus coach Mal Graves) has helped install.”

Match report credit to KM group

Key moments

5:00
Try Ben Cliff scores for Whitstable
6:00
Conversion Andrew Huey kicks a conversion for Whitstable
9:00
Try Jamie Piggins scores for Whitstable
14:00
Try Andrew Huey scores for Whitstable
30:00
Try Andrew Newman scores for Whitstable
31:00
Conversion Andrew Huey kicks a conversion for Whitstable
44:00
Try Marck Olive scores for Whitstable
45:00
Conversion Andrew Huey kicks a conversion for Whitstable
46:00
Try Jamie Piggins scores for Whitstable
50:00
Try Ben Cliff scores for Whitstable
51:00
Conversion Andrew Huey kicks a conversion for Whitstable
55:00
Try Leeroy Chaipa scores for Whitstable
56:00
Conversion Andrew Huey kicks a conversion for Whitstable
60:00
Try Ben Cliff scores for Whitstable
61:00
Conversion Andrew Huey kicks a conversion for Whitstable
70:00
Try Daniel Till scores for Whitstable
71:00
Conversion Andrew Huey kicks a conversion for Whitstable
77:00
Try Will Reid scores for Whitstable
78:00
Conversion Andrew Huey kicks a conversion for Whitstable

Highlights

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78:00 Conversion 71 - 0
Andrew Huey kicks a conversion for Whitstable
77:00 Try 69 - 0
Will Reid scores for Whitstable
71:00 Conversion 64 - 0
Andrew Huey kicks a conversion for Whitstable
70:00 Try 62 - 0
Daniel Till scores for Whitstable
61:00 Conversion 57 - 0
Andrew Huey kicks a conversion for Whitstable
60:00 Try 55 - 0
Ben Cliff scores for Whitstable
56:00 Conversion 50 - 0
Andrew Huey kicks a conversion for Whitstable
55:00 Try 48 - 0
Leeroy Chaipa scores for Whitstable
51:00 Conversion 43 - 0
Andrew Huey kicks a conversion for Whitstable
50:00 Try 41 - 0
Ben Cliff scores for Whitstable
47:00 Missed Conversion
Andrew Huey misses a conversion for Whitstable
46:00 Try 36 - 0
Jamie Piggins scores for Whitstable
45:00 Conversion 31 - 0
Andrew Huey kicks a conversion for Whitstable
44:00 Try 29 - 0
Marck Olive scores for Whitstable
End of period 1
31:00 Conversion 24 - 0
Andrew Huey kicks a conversion for Whitstable
30:00 Try 22 - 0
Andrew Newman scores for Whitstable
15:00 Missed Conversion
Andrew Huey misses a conversion for Whitstable
14:00 Try 17 - 0
Andrew Huey scores for Whitstable
10:00 Missed Conversion
Andrew Huey misses a conversion for Whitstable
9:00 Try 12 - 0
Jamie Piggins scores for Whitstable
6:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Andrew Huey kicks a conversion for Whitstable
5:00 Try 5 - 0
Ben Cliff scores for Whitstable
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As it happened

  • Whitstable
  • Askean
  • 0
  • Ben Cliff Try 5:00'
  • Andrew Huey Conversion 6:00'
  • Jamie Piggins Try 9:00'
  • Andrew Huey Try 14:00'
  • Andrew Newman Try 30:00'
  • Andrew Huey Conversion 31:00'
  • Marck Olive Try 44:00'
  • Andrew Huey Conversion 45:00'
  • Jamie Piggins Try 46:00'
  • Ben Cliff Try 50:00'
  • Andrew Huey Conversion 51:00'
  • Leeroy Chaipa Try 55:00'
  • Andrew Huey Conversion 56:00'
  • Ben Cliff Try 60:00'
  • Andrew Huey Conversion 61:00'
  • Daniel Till Try 70:00'
  • Andrew Huey Conversion 71:00'
  • Will Reid Try 77:00'
  • Andrew Huey Conversion 78:00'

Team selection

Piggins, Jamie Piggins, Jamie
Crane, Ryan Crane, Ryan
Cairney, Antony Cairney, Antony
Bowers, Luke Bowers, Luke
Reid, Will Reid, Will
Olive, Marck Olive, Marck
Huey, Andrew Huey, Andrew
Hudson, Robert Hudson, Robert
Holness, Sam Holness, Sam
Graves, Mal Graves, Mal
Newman, Andrew Newman, Andrew
Hall, Matthew Hall, Matthew
Taggart, Joey Taggart, Joey
Cliff, Ben Cliff, Ben
Pepper, Luke Pepper, Luke

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Brockleians 6 29
2. Whitstable 6 26
3. Lordswood 6 26
4. Foots Cray 6 25
5. Greenwich 6 11
6. Bexley 6 10
7. Dartford Valley 6 9

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