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February 2019

Sat 16 Feb, 14:30, League
Another visit to the Bromley area saw a renascent Folkestone XV now with a spring in their feet and a belief in themselves having won eight of their last nine matches

Another visit to the Bromley area saw a renascent Folkestone XV now with a spring in their feet and a belief in themselves having won eight of their last nine matches

By Alex Ruddock

England beat France at Twickenham last week, but the first ever match that France played in England was against Park House in 1893, the Club having been established ten years earlier in 1883.

Sat 9 Feb, 14:30, League
After a three-week layoff 1st XV rugby was resumed at Folkestone with a fixture against Beccehamian RFC

After a three-week layoff 1st XV rugby was resumed at Folkestone with a fixture against Beccehamian RFC

By Alex Ruddock

Whereas Folkestone have only lost once since a humiliating defeat against Beccs last October, the visitors came east having lost their last two matches.

January 2019

Sat 12 Jan, 14:00, League
FOLKESTONE 1stXV  25	OLD DUNSTONIAN 1stXV	14

FOLKESTONE 1stXV 25 OLD DUNSTONIAN 1stXV 14

By Alex Ruddock

Some scintillating rugby in the first half was replaced by a hard slog of defensive play in the second.

Sat 5 Jan, 14:00, League
A massive hard fought win for Folkestone away at Bromley

A massive hard fought win for Folkestone away at Bromley

By Alex Ruddock

This was an all-round effort of defensive and attacking rugby against a team who were themselves trying the same tactics

December 2018

Sat 15 Dec, 14:00, League
Folkestone lost the earlier encounter at Hastings, with a similar team that took the field today.

Folkestone lost the earlier encounter at Hastings, with a similar team that took the field today.

By Alex Ruddock

The conditions for this match were as bad as has ever been seen – with a freezing wind blowing hard, the temperature showing at 1°C and heavy rain throughout – all made good rugby impossible.

Sat 8 Dec, 14:00, League
League leaders Crowborough hold firm in atrocious conditions.

League leaders Crowborough hold firm in atrocious conditions.

By Alex Ruddock

In testing conditions, it seemed that some of the players had disobeyed the strict rules of rugger concerning celibacy and abstinence on the night before the match - such was the sheer exhaustion of both teams when the final whistle was blown.

Sat 1 Dec, 14:00, League
This was Folkestones 4th win on the trot can they continue at Crowborough next week?

This was Folkestones 4th win on the trot can they continue at Crowborough next week?

By Alex Ruddock

Despite the weather of the past week all the pitches had been clearly marked out by the faithful ground staff.

November 2018

Sat 17 Nov, 14:30, League
‘Phew – we nicked that one!!’  But we saw grins- even on the face of coach Darren Molloy,

‘Phew – we nicked that one!!’ But we saw grins- even on the face of coach Darren Molloy,

By Alex Ruddock

With a revivified team and two good results behind them, Folkestone were looking to make it three in a row in both the league and in fixtures against OW’s.

Sat 3 Nov, 14:30, League
This fixture, which should never be, has resulted in a home win in all the six fixtures played between the two.

This fixture, which should never be, has resulted in a home win in all the six fixtures played between the two.

By Alex Ruddock

Folkestone kept the tradition alive in a pulsating performance that had the large crowd applauding and cheering in appreciation.

October 2018

Sat 27 Oct, 15:00, League
Ah Ha!  This is more like the Folkestone we all know and revere.

Ah Ha! This is more like the Folkestone we all know and revere.

By Alex Ruddock

Park House have won the last two encounters but had their comeuppance against a team who were stronger, faster and more inventive than them.

Sat 20 Oct, 15:00, League
1stXV lose heavily at Beccehamians

1stXV lose heavily at Beccehamians

By Alex Ruddock

Another changed side for Folkestone, six this time because of unavailability or injury.

Sat 13 Oct, 15:00, Cup
This Cup game saw a number of team changes from the previous weeks, because of injury and unavailability.

This Cup game saw a number of team changes from the previous weeks, because of injury and unavailability.

By Alex Ruddock

Dan Fosbery, Louis Watson, Will O’Donnell, Tom Clark all promoted from the 2ndXV for their 1stXV debuts.

Sat 6 Oct, 15:00, League
Folkestone needed to win this game having lost the first four league matches of the season.

Folkestone needed to win this game having lost the first four league matches of the season.

By Alex Ruddock

Folkestone forwards had a tremendous game everyone of them putting in huge tackles and keeping the play tight as well as making good breaks, ably led by Man of Match Liam Trinder.

September 2018

Sat 29 Sep, 15:00, League
Folkestone travelled to SE London hoping to come away with their first  victory of the season.

Folkestone travelled to SE London hoping to come away with their first victory of the season.

By Alex Ruddock

However on this bright warm sunny day it wasn’t to be. But it was a festival of tries, unfortunately outscored 7 to 5 of them.

Sat 22 Sep, 15:00, League
Results between the two teams have, over the seven last years, been extremely close.

Results between the two teams have, over the seven last years, been extremely close.

By Alex Ruddock

The result of this fixture broke the mould and put Bromley to the top of the table and Folkestone entrenched in the nether regions.

Sat 15 Sep, 15:00, League
Let’s not be too glum – the ‘lads’ played well, scoring four tries!

Let’s not be too glum – the ‘lads’ played well, scoring four tries!

By Alex Ruddock

The ‘lads’ gave their best but were beaten on the day by a slightly better all-round team.

Sat 8 Sep, 15:00, League
So close to victory and just like last season at Bromley victory was narrowly missed by a last minute score by the opposition.

So close to victory and just like last season at Bromley victory was narrowly missed by a last minute score by the opposition.

By Alex Ruddock

The newly promoted Vigo side were a handful for the Stones on Saturday, obviously after a successful season in Kent 1 last season they were up to show that they could make an impact on the League this season.

Sat 1 Sep, 15:00, Friendly
Folkestone lose to Tom Carvill's Old Tiffininans.

Folkestone lose to Tom Carvill's Old Tiffininans.

By Alex Ruddock

Folkestone need to tighten up on their discipline! There were 13 Penalties conceded before the end of the second quarter, before I lost count.

Fixtures
Sun 24 Feb
h
Under 9's Nil
Training 10:00
Sat 2 Mar
a
1st XV Pulborough
League 15:00
h
2nd XV Gravesend III
League 15:00
a
3rd XV Maidstone III
League 15:00
Sun 3 Mar
a
Under 9's Ashford Rugby Club
Training 10:00
Sat 9 Mar
h
League 15:00
a
2nd XV Ashford II
League 15:00
h
3rd XV Ashford III
League 15:00

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