Oaks won their last Kent Cup group match against Whitstable to finish top of their group. Oaks started brightly and soon crossed over only to be pegged back after the opposition seized on a slow defensive line speed. But it was not long before Oaks stamped their authority on the match and scored more tries through good hands, slick inter-play and solid set pieces to be up 31-5 at HT. A determined Whitstable side came out fighting after the break and caught the home side napping to score 2 tries very early on. This shook the Oaks team into action who then dominated there on in. Some attractive rugby saw Oaks run in further tries to win convincingly 53-17.
Oaks travelled to Medway in a friendly match and started brightly to score under the posts within 5 minutes. The game then slowly swung in the favour of the hosts as Oaks dropped off in terms of their defensive shape and conceded a string of offside penalties. By HT, Medway were 26-14 up with Oaks struggling to deal with the larger opposition. The second half saw a massive turnaround. Oaks corrected all their issues and pinned down Medway for almost the entire half and were rewarded with 2 tries, the last one a well worked move by the forwards which was duly converted to put Oaks in the lead with just a few minutes remaining. Oaks won 28-26
Oaks made it 4 in a row with an impressive display against Beckenham in the penultimate group match of the Kent Cup
Oaks started brightly but their eagerness led to numerous infringements; stepping offside and passing forward. However, the breakthrough finally happened within 7 minutes. This was then followed by a textbook catch and drive from a lineout near the opposition try line and another quick try to give Oaks a commanding 17-0 advantage within 17 minutes. Oaks continued to dominate and added 3 more tries without reply to win 36-0. The game was cut short due to an unfortunate injury to a Beckenham player (he is on the mend and we all wish him well).
Oaks now unassailably top the group with one match remaining
Sevenoaks u15s won their third Kent Cup match in a row to top the group. They were away to Tunbridge Wells who made a contest of it for quite a while, capitalising on Sevenoaks errors with some ruthlessness. Sevenoaks had started brightly with 2 tries within the first 5 minutes and were 3 tries to the good after 15 minutes. TWells came back and scored one try just before half time when Sevenoaks were down to 14 players following a yellow card. They then scored another just after the break, intercepting a wayward pass. It was then quite even until the last 15 minutes when Sevenoaks went through the phases and scored 3 more tries, conceding only 1.
Final score a resounding 42-17 win to Sevenoaks
A very solid performance today at Ashford in our 2nd Kent Cup group game. Oaks won convincingly 48-7. Fine ball handling and movement in the backs and sound forward play in the loose and in set plays; lineouts were excellent and in scrums we held our own against a bigger pack. All round good play from the team
The U15s kicked off their Kent Cup campaign with a stunning 48-5 victory over Sittingbourne. Almost from the kick off, Oaks touched down to open the scoring but then fluffed their lines a little for 10 minutes until it all came together with a flurry of tries to lead 38-0 at half time. Credit to the opposition who did not give up and came out fighting in the second half to put some points on the board. But there was no way back as Oaks added a couple of tries to end the game convincing winners