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On Saturday the Sevenoaks 1st XV followed up their victory against Thanet with their most accomplished performance of the season so far against local rivals Aylesford RFC, to win 27-20 away from home.

Still missing a host of 1st team regulars, Oaks condemned their opponents to their first league defeat of the season with a combination of a solid pack and a pacey backline willing to attack from anywhere on the pitch. This was Oaks first away win in 2013 but, if they can reproduce this form on a regular basis, it certainly won't be their last. We hope for a repeat this Saturday in their home league game v Heathfield & Waldron.

Elsewhere, Sevenoaks 2s were left ruing two silly penalties in the first 10 minutes in their clash with top-of-the-table Gravesend on Saturday, to whom they lost a tense and tight match by 15 points to 12. The game was being targeted by Sevenoaks, who, if they won with a bonus point, could displace Gravesend at the top of the table, with a game in hand. Coach John Whitehead and Manager Alex Denny had predicting a tough game as Gravesend had scored a whopping 118 points in their first four games of the season, and that is what they got.

Sevenoaks 3s/Acorns travelled to local rivals Tunbridge Wells and were able to break their league duck with a well deserved 37-10 victory. For Sevenoaks the forwards were outstanding and there were very good individual performances from Matt Diamond and James Garcia, but the man of the match award goes to all action hero Del McCrone who looked a threat every time he got his hands on the ball.

Sevenoaks Youth Section – results update, Sunday 21 October 2012

Southend Elite Festival, at Southend RFC

Under 7s – Plate Winners (all Sevenoaks Plate Final, with 'Tigers' beating 'Dragons' 8-5)

Under 8s – Cup Winners (Sevenoaks beat Westcliff 8-5 in the Cup Final)

Under 9s – Bowl Winners (Sevenoaks beat Southend 4-0 in the Bowl Final)

Under 10s – Cup Runners-Up (a narrow defeat in the Final to Blackheath, rumour has it)

Under 11s – TBC

Under 12s – TBC

Other fixtures

Under 8s – played four, won three, drew one versus Old Elthamians at the Paddock

Under 13s – beat Cranbrook 27-5 at the Paddock

Under 14s – versus Cranbrook (result TBC)

Under 16s – beat Haywards Heath 32-0 at Haywards Heath

In other news, the huge trophy secured by Sevenoaks as the most successful Club at the Blackheath Mini/Midi Rigby Festival continues its tour of local primary schools, taking in Sevenoaks Primary festooned with Anthony Roper ribbons.

Massive congratulations to Sevenoaks u17 number 8 Matt Blandford who has been picked for the England u17 squad ahead of their half term training camp in Leeds. Matt joined us from Ashford at u14 level and has played in most games in the last 3 seasons, although his exploits for Tonbridge School 1st XV and London Wasps have made it more difficult for him to play this season. However, Matt was determined to stay as a club member this year and is hoping to put in a few appearances for the u17s after Christmas.

Matt’s selection is for the full u17 squad, having played for England A last season. They actually called it England South and we had 2 others players, Ryan Ward and Henry Wheadon in England North, which is effectively the 3rd England side, whilst Zak Farrance and Will Edwards represented the South too, so we are hopeful that they will all progress at u18 level.

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