Ashford Barbarians 0-17 Sittingbourne RFC
Ashford Barbarians (0) 0
Sittingbourne II XV (5) 17
Tries: Collins, Jacques, Catlin Con: Collins
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.
After an impressive defensive performance the first half ended with the Baa-Baas back in their 22. A maul from 5 metres out gave Sittingbourne’s Fly-half Thomas Collins the chance to break and score in the corner.
The opposition’s kicking game had the Barbarians penned in their own half for a large part of the second half and the visiting side soon profited after quick hands through the back line put Winger Jacques Smith in for their second try – Collins converting.
As conditions worsened the Baa-Baas were unable to find any real traction and Sittingbourne in the ascendancy shut the hosts out with a final try from Flanker Catlin.
Man of the Match: Paul Wright
Ashford Barbarians: B.King(c), M.Ball, S.Blackman, J.Drewett, W.Cleave, C.Hollyer, C.Rabjohns, D.Calnan, S.Dale, J.Potter, K.Doggett, A.Morris, L.Roberts, P.Wright, S.Biggs.
Replacements: N.Turley, A.May (not used due to injury)
Sin Bin: n/a