Big team performance pushes King’s into third
By Chris Hogwood
Penultimate home game leads to big win
A huge performance from King’s saw them run in a host of tries to secure a 61-12 win against New Ash Green at Turney Road. The win takes KCH up to third, with one game left to play.
There were big performances across the park with fly half Harry Clark distributing crisply and a massive shift from the pack. Man of the match was awarded to Jake Pickering who spearheaded a dominant scrum and carried all day long into the NAG defence.
The game started with King’s in possession but failing to make the pressure count on the scoreboard with a few phases coming unstuck through a hasty pass, or line-outs not quite going to hand.
Eventually NAG conceded a very kickable penalty which Harry duly converted. Confidence building, King’s unfortunately took their eye off the ball to concede a try shortly after with NAG going 3-5 up, mainly against the run of play.
This stirred King’s into action, with the pack taking control and putting the pressure on through a number of big scrums. Chris McKeand managed to scamper over from one of these, with the try duly converted.
From here on, it was one-way traffic for most of the half, with further tries coming from Harry (hit the post with the conversion), James T and Ian Williams securing the bonus point and taking us into half time at 27-5.
The second half saw more tries run in, with King’s tails up. I think they were scored by Oaks (following a lovely threaded ball from Harry), Ceri (2) and Chris McKeand again.
To NAG’s credit they didn’t give up and were able to score a consolation try at the end following some strong pick and go work from their pack.
Final score was 62-12, moving King’s up to third in the table, with still an outside chance of securing a second place finish.
All in all a great team performance but still some things to work on for next week.