Folkestone Rugby Club

A win at last

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The u15s travelled to Canterbury to take on there "b" side on a glorious sunny morning, hoping to get a win under there belts before the end of the season, unfortunately we only had 14 players so the home side lent us one of their boys to even up the sides.
Folkestone started the game and following the kick-off put the home side under pressure and kept this up for a good 5 mins,until the pressure told when Robert Gunn went over the try line for the first score,unfortunately un-converted,0-5.Canterbury attacked from the re-start and had several chances to score but only strong defence from Folkestone kept them from scoring,the game was now being played end to end with both teams having tries being denied by being held up,the half-time whistle went without a further score.
The 2nd half started as the first with folkestone putting pressure on the home side and from one attack Frankie Morgan crashed over to extend folkestones lead to 0-10,again unconverted.The game was being played at a furious pace considering the warm temperature and without the benefit of subs to add some fresh legs,mid-way through the half Canterbury got on the scoreboard when after a kick and chase by their center they were awarded a penalty try for being tackled off the ball as 3 players chased for the ball,this was converted 7-10.
The home side were now back in the game,and sensed they could get something out of the game,but with about 5 mins to go Folkestone put the result beyond them when a combined sprint for the line by Rob Gunn and Ross Johnson led to Ross going over to score an unconverted try 7-15. Canterbury tried to get on the scoresheet again but they ran out of time as the final whistle blew to give a final score 7-15.
This was amuch improved performance from folkestone with good defence and some eye-watering tackles being made from all players,it was good to see Darren malloy watching who was encouraged by the general play and commitment from all the team,a special mention to Ryan Jackson who made his debut and to the canterbury player,Damian,who never took a backward step.

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