Oaks 3XV 12 Try Rout at the Paddock - Sevenoaks 3XV (78) v Thanet 2XV (29)
Try scorers: Drew Forester (2), James Upson (2), Will Dulley (2), Ben Aspinall (2), Mike Walton, Elliott Green, Alfie Savage, Yas Shiraishi-Miles
Conversions: Will Chenery (9)
A strong Sevenoaks 3XV took to the Paddock to take on Thanet 2XV with Club stalwart Matt Dodd at 8 and Alex Matthews and Ben Hoekstra returning for their first games this season.
The first half saw the Home team rack up five tries with each of Drew Forester and James Upson getting a brace and Elliott Green securing the fifth.
Whilst Oaks were dominant, Thanet kept up the pressure, kicked a penalty and scored a couple of tries, both coming through their hard running forwards.
Going into the second half, the bench came on with Will Dulley on for Hoekstra, Yas Shiraishi-Miles on for Pete Wilson and Alex Matthews for Stuart Hosienne.
The entertainment for the Oaks fans continued in the second half with some fantastic scores from the Sevenoaks boys. Big Ben Aspinall getting a brace and Man Mountain Mike Walton touching down.
Matt Dodd was a demon in attack and defence, making life difficult for the Thanet men.
Will Dulley made his mark in the second half, notching up two tries breaking through the Thanet line both times in the process.
Late tries came from Yas and Alfie Savage. Ben Aspinall intercepting a pass, and swinging the ball out to a limber Yas who strode in, scoring in the left wing. Alfie’s try saw him dissect the Thanet pack, getting loose and running the length of the Thanet 22 to touch down under the posts.
Despite the onslaught, Thanet scored a further two tries, one in the Oaks left wing and another forwards try through the middle.
The Third XV’s winning ways continue with them up to face Deal 2XV next weekend.
Rory Innes (Captain)
Peter Wilson (Coach)
Mike Walton (Vice Captain)
Will Chenery (Vice Captain)