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Your News Sevenoaks 3XV 45 - Weavering 1XV 0

Sevenoaks threes carried on in their rich vein of form with a fine win against a resilient Weavering side. With the end of the season in site Sevenoaks are playing with the confidence of a side that knows they are in the running for honours.

Led by inspirational ex-captain Bryan Philips for the day the oaks came out bristling with intent and were determined to underline their credentials. This was always going to be a physical game and the Oaks side stood toe to toe with Weavering and fought it out in the opening exchanges. The first half was scrappy and physical but with Sevenoaks scoring 26 unanswered points despite not playing particularly well they could be satisfied.

Robertson opened the scoring with a typical scamper down the touchline after Kennedy had made good ground with a clean break.

In fits and starts Sevenoaks really showed their class, Number 8 Bart Peterkin was playing the game of his life. His pace off the back of the scrum was instrumental in getting Sevenoaks over the gain line and into Weavering territory. This was soon rewarded with a fine try converted by Kavanagh who has developed into a kicker of the highest quality.

With Sayers always omni-present tying up the breakdown and the coltish second row pairing of Bampton and Fuller always in support Sevenoaks were never short of the ball. This allowed their multi national back line plenty of scope to run at the opposition. A scintillating break by Cosh fed Rosier who broke the defence and with Philips thundering through at speed a try was beckoning, but the pass was just off target leaving Philips grasping at thin air and another score averted.

Both props were having great games with Baldwin thundering around the pitch in his laconic way putting in big hits and Lockey dominating the scrums. Hutcheson brought his athletic prowess to the back row and was rewarded with a well earned try just before half time. This was soon added to with the addition of a penalty try after Rosier was brought down football style when clear to score. Kavanagh again converted.

The second half started in the best passage of play from Sevenoaks probably all season. For 10 minutes they were untouchable with forwards and backs combining in devastating attacks that ran the length and width of the pitch. The replacement Swallow was working really hard off the wing supporting these moves and keeping the ball alive. How a try was not scored is something of a mystery to the massed travelling support, but the play was a joy to behold with the pace and angles of attack constantly changing.

After that the second half belonged to one man. New South African centre Vessels really left his mark on the game with some big hits on the opposition. At one stage he made three tackles in a row with each resulting in a player requiring treatment. The Weavering hooker unbelievably got to his feet after one bone crunching tackle that resounded around the ground and even brought a gasp of admiration from supporters club chairman Dave Lockey.

The story of the half really was a huge amount of pressure and possession for Sevenoaks with incredibly resilient defence from a tenacious Weavering side who never let their heads drop. The best however was left to last with Man of the Match Peterkin picking up on the 10 metre line beating defender after defender before diving in at the corner for a fantastic individual try.

With three league games to go the league title is in the oaks hands, but several sides are still in the hunt so no one is getting complacent.

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