The final game of the season closed out to an odd series of events. Struggling to get numbers due to injuries and absentees the Barbarians arrived to a locked Whitstable clubhouse. 30 minutes before kick off the hosts finally gained access and the Baa-Baas looked to quickly change and warm-up. Unfortunately the kit was kicking back and relaxing at the Captain’s lodgings – fortuitously the home side had an away kit (that perfectly fit the slimmer Barbarians) they generously made available.
As with all Derbies the match started off with intensity and ferocity as both teams looked to stamp their authority on the field. An early penalty in front of the posts gave the Baa-Baas their first opportunity for points. Opting for the corner instead the visiting side looked to assert themselves in the set piece – but contest at the line-out denied them the early score.
Ashford Barbarians travelled away to play unknown quantity Snowdown Colliery. With their previous encounter cancelled this was the first time the two teams had ever met.
The Barbarians journeyed away to face 10th place Folkestone hoping to solidify a place in the top three of the Dragon Fire 4 East League. With the conditions bitterly cold and wet handling proved troublesome, with neither side really finding any rhythm.
Ashford Barbarians hosted league leaders Canterbury IV XV. With the opposition side all but winners of the Dragon Fire 4 East League the Baa-Baas were looking for a league upset.
The Baa-Baas hosted Sittingbourne’s El Bandido’s hoping to close the gap on their second place rivals. Pressure from the offset produced two kickable opportunities; opting to run the ball the instead the Barbarians were met by an impenetrable defence.
The Baa-Baas travelled away to play fellow Barbarian side Maidstone IV in the Dragon Fire 4 East League and found fortune early on with Fly-half Jason Potter slotting over a penalty in front of the posts.
In a surprising upset the Baa-Baas were beaten by visiting team the Dover Sharks.