Colts - U17/18s - Match centre

Folkestone U18
RC Octopus, Uden
Sun 16 Apr 11:00 - Friendly Full time

The U18's overpower RC Uden U18's in a free running game

Both teams paid their respects with a minutes clapping to celebrate the life of the recently departed John Kidson who was a keen supporter of youth rugby at both clubs.

Folkestone U18’s 54 R.C. Octopus, Uden U18’s 0

Sunday 16th April 2017. Friendly. Report from Alan Perkins.

On an ideal day for rugby, Folkestone were happy to host their longstanding friends from Holland who had come over for the bank holiday weekend.
Both teams paid their respects with a minutes clapping to celebrate the life of the recently departed John Kidson who was a keen supporter of youth rugby at both clubs.
With both sides having a squad of 22 to choose from rolling subs were the order of the day, allowing a few younger players to gain experience at playing at a higher level.
From the first whistle Folkestone showed their intent by playing a fast, free flowing game, with both forwards and backs confident in passing the ball and running with purpose and determination.
It was good to see Jack Savage get the opening try, a reward for all the hard work and effort he has put in over the season.
callum palmieri and Luke McAdams soon added tries of their own as the game was being played entirely in the Octopus half of the pitch.
Folkestone were forcing the tempo, with quick ball from the breakdowns, there were always several runners offering themselves up each time with a willingness to go forward knowing support was on hand to carry the move onwards to the Octopus try line.
Folkestone now seemed to be able to score at will, with captain Bert Guilfoyle, Josh Robertson and Guy Carney all running in try’s from over 30m, out breaking tackles at will to increase the lead.
With Alex Price scoring the last try of a first half Folkestone were in a strong position looking forward to the second half.
Folkestone were ringing the changes on a regular basis with the whole squad happy to play where-ever they were asked to fill in.
Harry Wren and Louis Santer added to the score line before Newlyn Harrison scored the final try of the afternoon.
Although Octopus failed to score, their commitment and determination, was evident for all to see and in true touring style played a full and active part afterwards in the clubhouse before leaving to return to Holland.
A big thank you is due to Jake Robertson, Nadeen, Will Guy, Tom Clarke, and Joseph Himbury from the younger age group for turning up and playing their part in a great game of rugby.

Folkestone Colts V Octopus Uden
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Folkestone Colts V Octopus Uden
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Santer, Louis Santer, Louis
Price, Alex Price, Alex
palmieri, callum palmieri, callum
Himbury, Joseph Himbury, Joseph
Clarke, Tom Clarke, Tom
Guy, Will Guy, Will

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