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12
MAR

Sevenoaks lost out to Sidcup for the third time this season in windy and wet conditions at Knole Paddock on Saturday. Despite the two point loss a changed side under the direction of stand in coach Simon Jones performed with enough commitment and spark to lay down some hope for the future. The Oaks had the wind in the first half and after some good running from outside centre Matt Pollock Adam Suttil starting his first game at fly half slotted over a derseverd penalty.

Sidcup have a large pack and Guy Mclaughlin, Ed Alteirac and Adam Bowman did an excellent job up front of getting under their skin. Parity and even ascendency in the lineout thanks to Olly Hoare and James Preistley gave the Oaks good field position and playing a wider game saw Bowman stream through the midfield off his fly half's shoulder to score close to the posts. Suttil added the extras and Sevenoaks had a 10 point lead. Sidcup caught and drove well form the line out but the Oaks defence was resilient, unfortunately a flurry of penalties lead to Mike Thomas departing to the naughty boys bench and with the extra man Sidcup eventually broke through on the right to get a crucial try just before half time.

After half time and now with the conditions at their back Sidcup added a penalty and then a lapse in concentration saw their left wing race away for what looked like the crucial score. With 20 minutes to go Captain George Roffey on his 100th appearance for the club, made a lovely break up the left hand side and after breaking through the first line of defence, showed good pace to round the full back and score. Unfortunately the conversion could not be added into the wind and despite a good late surge from nick shenton and Jon Pollock the game finished 17-15.

Oaks looked like a team that wanted to be there for the first time in a while on Saturday and now at least have something to work on in training as they look forward to travelling to Jersey on 29th March.

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