Under 14s win through to Kent Cup Final and Kent Plate Semi Final
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
The u14s ended the season as Champions of the Great Yarmouth festival! Winning 8 out of 9 matches, scoring 40 tries and conceding only 8, the squad played some awesome rugby over the 2 days. Fantastic rugby and equally fantastic non-rugby activity!
For the last full game of the season, a squad travelled to Old Brentwood. Sevenoaks got off to a flying start, scoring a try and converting within a few minutes. Old Bs came back and were rewarded after a fine run around the outside of the Oaks defence but Oaks struck back to score an unconverted try from a solid lineout. Despite a couple of missed opportunities, Oaks led at half time and were worthy leaders. The second half was fought in the middle of the park for much of the time until Old Bs broke through some tackles to take the lead with just 5 minutes remaining. But Oaks were determined to end the season on a high and deservedly scored a late try to finally win 19-14. A good game of rugby played in a good spirit by two competitive teams.
After a slow start and going behind 14-0 to a well drilled Edenbridge side, Sevenoaks stormed back after the break. Plenty more intensity, drive and commitment in the second half to win more of the breakdowns and provide the backs with ample space to play in. Some 4 tries later and the hosts were in a comfortable position. However, Edenbridge never gave up and worked a try in the corner but time had run out and Sevenoaks won 22-19
The squad made the short trip to Maidstone, in welcome sunshine for a change! The squad certainly warmed up quickly and hit some hot form from the kick off, scoring within a couple of minutes. Good team play continued which was rewarded with several tries. Credit to the hosts who stuck to the task and nabbed a try at the end but Sevenoaks were worthy 50-5 winners
Sevenoaks enjoyed mixed fortunes in the Kent Cup. In the first game, we narrowly lost to Folkestone 7-5 but this was a game that slipped away from us as it was well within our capabilities; not doing the simple things well letting us down. The second game was against our neighbours TJs and saw Sevenoaks massively step up to put in a performance that was better than the 19-0 win justified. In the final game, we continued the good form to beat Maidstone 31-12. However, ending second in the group means that we will not progress to the Finals day
Sevenoaks u14s ran out winners against a dogged Sidcup team, the final score 29-17 to the Oaks. But it was Sidcup who started the brighter with an early try. Great forward play from a lineout resulted in the Oaks bringing the score level who then added another to take the lead. But Sidcup responded just after the break to edge ahead with only a conversion the difference. Sevenoaks then began to dominate and added 3 more tries and 2 conversions. Sidcup did not give up and were rewarded with a try at the death but the game was already beyond them.
An excellent first game against a dogged Whitstable team where we were disciplined in our structure and game plan, finishing off with a rock solid defence to win 22-0. The second against a good Old As team was very different as we abandoned our structure and conceded 26 points without reply. Lots of positives and much to build upon.
Despite going behind early in the match, the Oaks fought back valiantly in a competitive game with TJs. The score swung both ways before Oaks began to pull away. TJs scored late on but Oaks won 33-29
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