2nd XV - Match centre

Folkestone II
Dover II
J Brooks, A Robbins, B Monk, L Howland (2), J Godden, S Stewart, W Turner, J Kemp, S Hills
Full time
S Hills (6), J Kemp
Sat 25 Mar 15:00 - KCRFU Rural Kent & East Sussex League - Premier 2 East

Folkestone 2nds run rampant over local rivals Dover 2nds.

An excellent day for a game of rugby with a bright blue sky but a strong wind to contend with. Folkestone fielded a strong side but allowed Dover to open the scoring with a penalty.

Folkestone 2nds. (69) 43 Dover 2nds. 3

Saturday 25th March 2017. Shepherd Neame Premier 2 East. Report by Steve Hughes.

An excellent day for a game of rugby with a bright blue sky but a strong wind to contend with. Folkestone fielded a strong side but allowed Dover to open the scoring with a penalty. 0-3. It then took them twenty minutes to get their heads together before starting to play as a team. Thereafter for Dover it was backs against the wall trying to repel constant attacks. Although they were beaten by a superior team they held their heads up and never gave up trying.
Folkestone's first real attack came from Jack Brooks who had broken through the opposition defence and only had to chip over the full back's head to open the home score but elected to crash into him.
Dover were reduced to 14 men for a period due to an injury and Folkestone took full advantage, when Captain of the Day, Scotty Stewart found a gap and fed Ben Brooks who in turn fed his brother Jack to see him score near the posts for an unconverted try. 5-3. The home forwards went on the rampage with Scotty Stewart, Billy Monk, Joby Crystal and Josh Kemp (back from Australia) in the fore and took the play into the Dover red area where they were awarded a penalty. Taking a short tap penalty, Lewis Howland broke free and with Aaron Robbins coming though like a train scored another unconverted try. 10-3.
Billy Monk then scored a delightful solo try by breaking away from a loose maul on the 22m line to charge over for a try which Shane Hills converted to give Folkestone a 17 - 3 lead at half time.
It took a long time for Folkestone to settle down but with the forwards now controlling the loose play the three-quarters and forwards were able to run riot with tries from Lewis Howland (2), Jordan Godden, Scotty Stewart, Will Turner, a sixty metre sprint by Shane Hills plus six conversions.
The game then lapsed into a farce when the referee missed a blatant knock-on by Folkestone and everyone stopped. The referee however didn't blow his whistle and when he received some relevant advice from a Dover player he yellow carded him. In the meantime it appeared that a try had been awarded under the posts though no-one knew who had scored, but Shane Hills went ahead and converted it to give a score of 62-3.
From the kick off Josh Kemp gathered and ran through the demoralised defence to score under the posts which he converted himself. Final score 69-3. For the purposes of the League the maximum points difference is 40 pts.
The individuals in this team are obviously pushing for a place in the First XV. Having settled down after what, to the spectators, seemed an inordinately long time, they combined to thrash the unfortunate Dover side and with having missed four conversions, the score could have been nearing eighty points.

2nd XV vs Dover 2nd XV
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Team: Luke Simpson; Ben Brooks, Jack Brooks, Aaron Robbins, Jack Shorter; Jordan Godden, Lewis Howland; Steve Doughty, Josh Kemp, Harry Paton; Billy Monk, Joby Crystal, Cameron Seagrove, Jeremie Cowell, Scott Stewart.
Subs: Matt Roots, Will Turner.
Scorers: Jack Brooks 5; Aaron Robbins 5; Billy Monk 5; Shane Hills 2, 2, 5, 2, 2, 2, 2; Lewis Howland 5, 5; Jordan Godden 5; Scott Stewart 5; Will Turner 5; A.N. Other 5; Josh Kemp 5, 2.

Key moments

20:00
Try Jack Brooks scores for Folkestone II
25:00
Try Aaron Robbins scores for Folkestone II
28:00
Try Billy Monk scores for Folkestone II
29:00
Conversion Shane Hills kicks a conversion for Folkestone II
43:00
Try Lewis Howland scores for Folkestone II
44:00
Conversion Shane Hills kicks a conversion for Folkestone II
46:00
Try Shane Hills scores for Folkestone II
49:00
Try Jordan Godden scores for Folkestone II
55:00
Try Scott Stewart scores for Folkestone II
56:00
Conversion Shane Hills kicks a conversion for Folkestone II
64:00
Try Lewis Howland scores for Folkestone II
65:00
Conversion Shane Hills kicks a conversion for Folkestone II
68:00
Try Will Turner scores for Folkestone II
69:00
Conversion Shane Hills kicks a conversion for Folkestone II
74:00
Conversion Shane Hills kicks a conversion for Folkestone II
76:00
Try Josh Kemp scores for Folkestone II
77:00
Conversion Josh Kemp kicks a conversion for Folkestone II

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2nd XV vs Dover 2nd XV
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2nd XV vs Dover 2nd XV

Highlights

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77:00 Conversion 69 - 0
Josh Kemp kicks a conversion for Folkestone II
76:00 Try 67 - 0
Josh Kemp scores for Folkestone II
74:00 Conversion 62 - 0
Shane Hills kicks a conversion for Folkestone II
73:00 Penalty Try
Penalty try awarded to Folkestone II
69:00 Conversion 55 - 0
Shane Hills kicks a conversion for Folkestone II
68:00 Try 53 - 0
Will Turner scores for Folkestone II
65:00 Conversion 48 - 0
Shane Hills kicks a conversion for Folkestone II
64:00 Try 46 - 0
Lewis Howland scores for Folkestone II
56:00 Conversion 41 - 0
Shane Hills kicks a conversion for Folkestone II
55:00 Try 39 - 0
Scott Stewart scores for Folkestone II
49:00 Try 34 - 0
Jordan Godden scores for Folkestone II
46:00 Try 29 - 0
Shane Hills scores for Folkestone II
45:00 Sub On
Mat Roots is substituted on for Folkestone II
45:00 Sub Off
Steve Doughty is substituted off for Folkestone II
45:00 Sub On
Will Turner is substituted on for Folkestone II
45:00 Sub On
Jack Shorter is substituted on for Folkestone II
45:00 Sub Off
Luke Simpson is substituted off for Folkestone II
45:00 Sub Off
Joby Crystal is substituted off for Folkestone II
44:00 Conversion 24 - 0
Shane Hills kicks a conversion for Folkestone II
43:00 Try 22 - 0
Lewis Howland scores for Folkestone II
End of period 1
29:00 Conversion 17 - 0
Shane Hills kicks a conversion for Folkestone II
28:00 Try 15 - 0
Billy Monk scores for Folkestone II
25:00 Try 10 - 0
Aaron Robbins scores for Folkestone II
20:00 Try 5 - 0
Jack Brooks scores for Folkestone II
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As it happened

  • Folkestone II
  • Dover II
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  • Jack Brooks Try 20:00'
  • Aaron Robbins Try 25:00'
  • Billy Monk Try 28:00'
  • Shane Hills Conversion 29:00'
  • Lewis Howland Try 43:00'
  • Shane Hills Conversion 44:00'
  • Joby Crystal Sub Off 45:00'
  • Luke Simpson Sub Off 45:00'
  • Jack Shorter Sub On 45:00'
  • Will Turner Sub On 45:00'
  • Steve Doughty Sub Off 45:00'
  • Mat Roots Sub On 45:00'
  • Shane Hills Try 46:00'
  • Jordan Godden Try 49:00'
  • Scott Stewart Try 55:00'
  • Shane Hills Conversion 56:00'
  • Lewis Howland Try 64:00'
  • Shane Hills Conversion 65:00'
  • Will Turner Try 68:00'
  • Shane Hills Conversion 69:00'
  • Penalty Try 73:00'
  • Shane Hills Conversion 74:00'
  • Josh Kemp Try 76:00'
  • Josh Kemp Conversion 77:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Tonbridge Juddian III 20 71
2. Thanet Wanderers II 20 68
3. Canterbury III 20 63
4. Gravesend III 20 62
5. Dover II 20 54
6. Folkestone II 20 52
7. Medway III 20 51

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