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Folkestone U11’s at the Canterbury Festival.

Folkestone U11’s at the Canterbury Festival.

By Alex Ruddock
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The Stones made a strong start, with exceptional forward play and winning the scrum every time.

Folkestone U11’s at the Canterbury Festival.
Sunday 5th October 2014. Report by Adam Bloomfield

Blackheath 3: Folkestone 2

Blackheath 3: Folkestone 2

The Stones made a strong start, with exceptional forward play and winning the scrum every time. Blackheath won the match with breakaway tries. It was a close fought game. Tries were scored by Elliott Mynard and Oli Parrish.

Then I asked Adam Bloomfield for a match report for the second game ... and here it is!

Canterbury 9: Folkestone 2

Folkestone faced the Canterbury team who were high in confidence and had the ability to match. Deflated from snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in the previous match, it was clear to see that the boy’s heads had dropped slightly. Canterbury started brightly with excellent lines, strong running and well-disciplined rucking.

Despite the lack of equilibrium in possession, Folkestone scored one of the best team tries ever seen at this level. A fantastic up and under was equalled in execution by a ferocious chase resulting in quick turnover, allowing Jacob Bennett to pick up and crash over.

Another bright moment was when Harry Cordell burst through the Canterbury defence like a marauding Viking: aggressive and fearsome. He swatted the Canterbury defence to one side before off-loading to the omnipresent Benito Decicco who crossed the whitewash to add another score.

On this occasion, Canterbury proved too powerful to be conquered.

Ashford 8: Folkestone 3

Despite a heavy defeat against Canterbury, Folkestone kept their spirits up whilst they sat around for an hour waiting to play Ashford. Ashford's giant, Riley, cast a shadow over their hopes as they formed a planning circle like a daisy on the ground. Yet on they went - as they always do - keeping their heads high and doing their best in the knowledge that just one player on the opposing team would steal their claim for victory. They were tired but they fought hard gaining two tries by Dan Tidd, Harry Cordell and William Luff. We look forward to the playing field levelling out in time but for now we're all very proud of our boys.

Elliott Mynard, Oli Parrish, Harry Cordell, William Luff, Dan Tidd, Benito Decicco, Jacob Bennett

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Sun 05, Oct 2014



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