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Your News Tonbridge Juddians 23 - Sevenoaks Extra 1st XV 10

Sevenoaks Extra 1st XV took to the field on Saturday eager to put in a

big performance against struggling local rivals, Tonbridge Juddians. TJs

won a good toss and made Sevenoaks play into the glaring sun during the

first half. They did not let this get in the way, however, and within

five minutes of the whistle the Sevenoaks backs combined beautifully to

produce what was an excellent running try, with Simon Tree going over

with the ball for five points. Thierry Walker stepped up to make it

seven, continuing his impeccable kicking record. Following the score,

though, Sevenoaks seemed to back off. TJs were let back in the game and

they made the most of it, putting kicks into the air which were

impossible to pick out of the sun and generally causing Sevenoaks

problems. It wasn't long before a couple of well-worked moves gave TJs a

try to keep within two points of the home team.

Sevenoaks continued to press, and eventually earned a penalty within

Walker's range, which made the score 10-5 to Sevenoaks. After this,

though, TJs stepped up and looked more hungry for the game. Sevenoaks

let them in for a couple of easy scores to take the lead, and they made

the most of it.

Despite Sevenoaks' dominance of the lineouts, control of the scrums and

clear class in the backs, it was a day in which everything seemed to not

come together as it might have done, and TJs took advantage. The

scoreline flattered the winners but no-one could deny the away team

deserved the victory. Final score TJs 23-10 Sevenoaks, giving TJs a 3

point aggregate win over the two legs, and thus taking the Gordon Mann

trophy out of Sevenoaks' cabinet and to their own, for the next year at


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