Sheppeys 2xv team concluded pre-season with a comprehensive win in their final game against Canterbury 4xv.
Sheppeys 2xv team concluded pre-season with a comprehensive win in their final game against Canterbury 4xv. From the kick off Sheppey were dangerous. Tackling hard to force a turn over, picked up by Dan Martin who broke 5 tackles to touch down in the corner. This inadvertently set the pace for the game. Again straight from the restart sheppey were probing all over the field ! Then the super fast feet and pace of Steve "pirate" davidson left both teams in his wake to touch down under the posts for sheppeys 2nd try, Billy spoor added the conversion. After a good defensive and attacking 15 mins of rugby from both sides, Connor Russon in his returning debut broke through 2 tackles to power over the line. Next up was Billy Spoor ! Having a great game . . . Sold the most outrageous of dummies to touch down under the posts to make it sheppeys 4th of the half also adding the conversion. After the restart fitness played a part in a slight drop in communication which let Canterbury touch down in the corner ! Amid some controversy over the refs whistle ! Just before the stroke of half time the ref had to call over sheppeys manager for his vocal addition towards the game and was given a stern telling off !
After half time Canterbury had the use of the hill and hit back with a quick try in the corner. This made Sheppey stand to attention. TOBY, another player having his debut not just for sheppey, but for the game of rugby ! Finished with a great worked try in the corner for sheppeys 5th try of the game. Sheppeys dominance then just pounded home ! Another try by Steve"pirate" davidson seemed to seal the game with the extras added by Billy Spoor. But no . . .Dan Martin wanted to finish the game as he started . . . Adding 2 extra tries galloping up both wings to touch down under the posts each time, with Spoor adding the extras on both occasions, to round off a physical, skillful and measured game by the whole team !