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Sevenoaks Extra 1st 83 v 3 Thanet Wanderers

Sevenoaks Extra XV looked to make it 5 wins from 5 games on what can only be described as near perfect conditions on Saturday. The travelling Thanet side so strong in previous seasons have this term struggled to get to grips with a very strong B XV league, finding themselves in an unfamiliar position at the bottom of the table. From the off Sevenoaks showed the visitors no mercy in the set plays or in the loose, with the returning Simon Gandon making good use of his strength and 1st XV experience, aided by Vetran Prop Simon Jones and mobile hooker Oli Smith. The pressure became all too much for the visitors & the oaks were rewarded 2 early trys through some very good, tight forward play. Not to be outdone, the Sevenoaks back line responded with a try from Scott, who rounded his man and showed a clean set of heals all the way to the line. With some great work from Malcolm McCulloch & tries from Davies, Pulham and Jones, Sevenoaks finished the first half 48-0 up.

Sevenoaks started the second half just as they started the first, putting 2 early scores on the board through some good forwards play from Gandon at 8 and Vizard in the front row. With Thanet still battling away the oaks conceded a sloppy penalty but the visitors never looked like breaking the oaks solid D. The game then turned into Sevenoaks practicing their restarts which had been poor all afternoon. With Half backs Tim Pulham & Kiethy MaClean bossing the game, Sevenoaks looked to get the ball wide, with Pace man William Henry Barber missing, Sevenoaks turned to utility back Leroy Lloyds and his astonishing YPC to add some speed on the flank. Unfortunately sevenoaks weren't able to capitalise on this change and squandered chances that could of seen the score wander into the hundreds. With more solid games coming from Ben Fuller and some great running and support play from Tom Pearson and Jim, Sevenoaks played for points, all the way until the final whistle.

With 34 points accumulated in the second half with tries from Jones, Davies, Pulham and conversions from both Walker & Pulham, the oaks can feel confident going into there next game, which will no doubt be a much more stern test, with a home match to a high flying Gravesend who will be looking to end the oaks unbeaten run. So come cheer the Oaks on and help them maintain there 100% record this season on Saturday, 3pm KO at the paddock.

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