Mens 1st XV
Sat 18 Nov 2023  ·  Counties 4 Kent
Dartfordians II
Old Gravesendians RFC
Mens 1st XV
Old Gs topple the league leaders

Old Gs topple the league leaders

Matt Holdstock20 Nov 2023 - 09:13
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Dartfordians 24 Old Gs 31

Away from home against the unbeaten league leaders never sounds like the easiest task. But Old Gs produced the performance on Saturday to end Darts winning streak - as the boys in blue came home with a 31-24 bonus point victory.

Early tries from debutant Cam Lyall and flanker come winger Nick Hawes saw Old Gs to a 12 point lead. And despite Darts hitting back with a score out wide, a solo effort from Phil Costley extended the lead to 19-5. Darts showed why they top the table with an impressive score from their fly half to reduce the deficit to 19-12 at half time.

Knowing that the pressure would come from the home side, Old Gs came firing out the blocks in the second half, with scores from Matt Holdstock and a second for Costley taking the lead out to 31-12 - with some fine Old Gs interplay between backs and forwards.

Darts continued to fight in the last 10 minutes, crossing for 2 further scores of their own, one from the final play of the game to secure themselves 2 bonus points. But Old Gs can be hugely proud of an impressive performance that sets the standard for the rest of the season.

Dartfordians 24 Old Gravesendians 31.

Match details

Match date

Sat 18 Nov 2023




Counties 4 Kent

League position

Dartfordians II
Old Gravesendians
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