Season 2013/14

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One of Medway & Kent's youngest and most ambitious rugby clubs, starting out life in Kent in 1983.

Our club prides itself on its close family atmosphere that welcomes anyone to play, socialise, train and even help out at the club.


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Lordswood Rugby Club
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Posted by Dan, 06th May, 2014

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Lordswood RFC code of conduct
Lordswood RFC was created by few dedicated players over 30 years ago, who had a vision to play rugby in the spirit of the game of,
Loyalty, Obligation, Respect, Discipline and Sportsmanship

with the utmost goal of the fun of participation. We as a committee some 30 years on, will up hold that dream, as we believe that the sport of rugby is born from these virtues.
We as a committee are chosen and trusted by the players to support and develop all players. All committee members are volunteers drawn from past players and members who enjoy watching the game, who give up their time for the betterment of the rugby club. The committee must be viewed as the conscience of the club and is charged with upholding the ethos of the game. With this in mind, we the committee have constructed a players charter that outlines Lordswood Rugby Club’s philosophy.
Members and Spectators.
All rugby members, spectators and committee will uphold the rugby club’s ethos of Loyalty, Obligation, Respect, Discipline and Sportsmanship (LORDS) in this code of conduct.
Loyalty can be defined in many ways, devotion, constancy, allegiance, and faithfulness to mention a few, and all imply a sense of duty or of devoted attachment to something or someone. This is our foundation at Lordswood RFC. We are not just team players; we are friends and a surrogate family which creates a lasting bond for players who embrace the true love of rugby, so encompassing our meaning of loyalty.
In joining Lordswood RFC, members are obliged to adhere to the values and ethos of the club. This includes a commitment to play by arrangement, supporting the club captain and other players, and abiding by the rules of the game.
All members of Lordswood RFC must commit to the code of conduct as set by the committee. At the heart of this code is respect for all officials on and off the pitch and at all times. Mutual respect must prevail for all players, spectators and all connected with Lordswood RFC and all members, spectators and officials of opposing clubs, and those involved in the wider rugby community. Members of the club represent the club on and off the pitch and in their wider communities therefore they must maintain respect for others in their conduct at all times.
Lordswood RFC view discipline very seriously. Members must be disciplined to put the good of the club before their own desires. They must be disciplined in their adherence to the rules of the game, and in their conduct.
Sportsmanship is the foundation upon which rugby union is built, born from fair play, respect for opponents, and polite behaviour by someone who is competing in the sport, also graciousness in winning or losing. We uphold the rugby tradition of camaraderie with teammates and opposition. We play to win but not at all costs, and recognise both endeavour and achievement. We ensure that the wellbeing and development of individual players is central to all rugby activity.
Remember the Lordswood RFC code of conduct

Posted by Dan, 14th Mar, 2014

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Posted by Dan, 28th Feb, 2014

Lords v Edenbridge


Lordswood 15 - 13 Edenbridge

A game in awful conditions with a rapidly deteriorating pitch went right down to the wire for Lordswood on Saturday vs promotion rivals Edenbridge.

Lordswood played into a very strong wind first half, with the majority of the play consequently taking place in the Lordswood half. The wind was allowing long range shots at goal from penalties and Edenbridge converted an early try and a penalty for a 10-0 lead.

Lordswood came back firing with a driving maul touched down by Ben Butler and quick ball allowed a miss pass to Conor Gue to beat his man and outrun a second to score in the corner. The conversion attempts came close but were forced short by the strong wind. A late Edenbride penalty gave them a 13-10 half time lead, which considering the conditions was a good result for Lordswood.

The second half was a mirror image of the first, with Lordswood applying the majority of the pressure instead, but chance after chance went begging due to errors and penalties allowing Edenbridge to clear their lines. The visitors ventured out of their half once and their sheer numbers looked like a deciding try was certain, but the whole Lordswood back line scrambled back with James Dorman stopping the ball carrier and 3-4 Lordswood defenders pummeling him into touch less than 5metres out and only 2-3mins left to play.

Slick link up between backs and forwards released Alex Wellings and Charlie Almond down the right wing and a clever kick and chase forced the Edenbridge fullback into touch on the 22m line with less than a minute to go.

The Lordswood lineout was solid as usual and started rumbling towards the line, only for the defence to try to pull it down and progress was nearly halted until pretty much all of the Lordswood back line hit the maul at pace and rocketed the maul over the line for Ben Butler to grab his second of the game and the winner with the last play of the game.

Probably the right result on the day, but made a lot closer by Edenbridge taking most of their chances and Lordswood failing to do the same.

Another big matchup in two weeks time as 1st plays 3rd with Lordswood hosting Bexley.

Posted by Jon Hills, 08th Feb, 2014

1st/2nd XV Games postponed


Lordswood RFC 1st and 2nd XV's games (Sat 01/02/14) are both postponed due to the wrong kind of rain.
Normal service will be resumed when the right kind returns.
To the Bar it is then.

Posted by Dan, 31st Jan, 2014

Lords v Whitstable


Lordswood RFC 34 - 07 Whitstable

Atrocious pitch conditions made Lordswood's latest victory hard work, with Whitstables pitch ending up looking more like a farmers field with 3-4 inches of thick mud covering the majority of the playing surface.

The pitch turned out to be a massive leveler, with the first 20minutes remaining scoreless despite massive superiority from the Lordswood pack and numerous opportunities going to waste due to the slippery conditions.

The deadlock was finally broken with a Michael Scaife penalty and the score board was finally ticking. Lordswood's defence was as dominant as their attack and a quick turnover allowed Alex Wellings to kick and chase and fine footwork allowed two or three more touches to outpace the defence and touch down under the posts for Scaife to convert.

The Lordswood pack continued to give the backs a platform to work from, and despite the awful conditions, some slick handling allowed Michael Scaife to score in the corner to take the score to 20-0 at half time.

The second half continued in the same fashion, with Wellings and Scaife scoring another apiece before Ben Butler rounded out the game with a try of his own.

Whitstable managed a late consolation try to deny a clean sheet, but a solid victory considering the conditions which may have been much more on a good pitch.

Next week a victory for Lordswood over close rivals Guys Hospital should take another team out of the running for the league title and would be a big step towards securing the top spot.

Posted by Jon Hills, 25th Jan, 2014

Lords v New Ash Green


Lordswood RFC 10 - 07 New Ash Green

An interesting turn of events involving Ash RFC dropping out of Kent 2, removing all their results from the league, saw Lordswoods 13pt lead slashed to just 7pts with their two victories now discounted.

They travelled to their closest rivals New Ash Green on Saturday for what would be their toughest game of the season to date by far. Early pressure from excellent offloads saw New Ash Green repeatedly threatening early on, but Lordswood's defence held firm and they ground their way up the slope to camp in the NAG 22 with a James Dorman penalty giving a 3-0 halftime lead in a closely contested half.

Lordswood now had the considerable slope in their favour and several catch and drive attempts from lineouts were continually pulled down illegally by NAG resulting in an overdue yellow card. Further pressure from the Lordswood pack got them within 10 yards of the NAG line. A sharp change of direction in attack from fly half Jon Hills beat two defenders and Dave Jacobs perfectly timed his angled run to scythe through a gap and score in the corner. Dorman added the extras in style from a wide position.

Lordswood were in control in open play, but perpetual penalties and infringements at the scrum gifted NAG possession and territory and eventually a penalty try was awarded and converted to bring the scores to 10-7 with a yellow card to add to Lordswood's difficulties.

The last 15minutes continued in the same fashion, with scrum after scrum being awarded to NAG deep in the Lordswood 22. Short handed, Lordswood rose to the challenge and endured wave after wave of NAG attacks, with heroic defence stopping the flood of pressure being converted into points to hold out for the victory.

Next game in two weeks time away to Whitstable

Posted by Jon Hills, 11th Jan, 2014

Lords v Ash


Lordswood RFC 64 - 00 Ash

Lordswood RFC started the new year with a bang, running in ten tries despite the match only lasting 60minutes after the Ash side were reduced in numbers to the point that they could not continue.

Niall Doherty opened the scoring with a well finished try in the corner, shortly followed by Paul Notley scoring from short range after some fantastic handling from the backs got them to the Ash line.

Tries continued to flow despite the challenging wet and windy conditions causing mistakes which prevented certain tries, until Michael Scaife beat two defenders with a fine individual effort followed by Scott Crammond creating a break and then being on hand in support to score shortly afterwards.

Allan Mount scored from a slick lineout move, Tom Dallas scored from some strong forward running and a driving maul from a lineout allowed Ben Butler to score to extend the lead. Paul Notley completed his hat trick with two further tries in the second half leaving numerous defenders in his wake.

Dan Wellings came off the bench to carve through the defence on his first touch, scoring under the posts with 20minutes to go. James Dorman slotted 7 of his 10 conversions, leaving the score at 64 when the game was brought to a premature end, right as Lordswood were starting to run riot and missed out on a potential triple figure haul.

Next week Lordswood travel to New Ash Green for a 1st vs 2nd clash to hopefully extend their 13point lead at the top of the table.

Posted by Jon Hills, 05th Jan, 2014

Lords v Dartford Valley


Lordswood RFC 54 - 03 Dartford Valley

A scrappy, but ultimately convincing performance from Lordswood to secure their league lead going into the Xmas break.

Lordswood started well with a rare try from Tom Dallas, only to be frustrated by mistakes costing them certain tries and then a yellow card for a high tackle after 10 minutes reducing the Lordswood scrum to 7. This did not stop the Lordswood pack pushing back the Dartford full strength scrum over their own line for Gareth Lister to touch down a simple try.

The Lordswood pack continued their dominance and provided a platform for the backs who ran riot with tries from Jon Hills powering over through two defenders, Scott Crammond dancing his way past three and another hat trick from Michael Scaife securing the win and a bonus point. James Dorman added five of the seven conversions with another successful day with the boot.

Dartford added a late penalty to avoid ending the match without scoring.

Lordswood will take on Ash at home in January and look to further extend their winning habit and get one step closer to the league title they are clearly hungry for, that and cheesburgers.

Posted by Jon Hills, 14th Dec, 2013

Lords v Orpington


Lordswood RFC 54 - 21 Orpington

Christmas came early for Lordswood on Saturday with an eight try haul against Orpington at home on Saturday.

Early pressure saw Lordswood break the Orpington line but were denied a certain try when they were pulled back to be awarded a penalty, Dorman slotted the penalty for a 3-0. Michael Scaife was put through moments later but still had work to do, turning two defenders inside out to finish off a good sequence of play. A couple of mistakes allowed Orpington deep into the Lordswood half and a very well executed driving maul from a lineout allowed them to answer with a try of their own.

The two sides added another penalty apiece, before Lordswood got into their stride and the floodgates opened. Two further tries from Scaife completed his hat-trick in the first half, Paul Notley adding two tries of his own as well as creating two with some fine individual play. Jon Hills and Wayne Crowhurst added to the try count with James Dorman getting 7 of his 11 kicks on the day.

Orpington appeared to have the last laugh when a consolation try came after some strong running from their forwards paid off. Lordswood found themselves behind their own try line with no time on the clock. A dummy kick and quick hand from Hills released the backs, with the ball going through every pair of hands for Scaife to break from 22 to 22, only to unselfishly put Dorman in under the posts who converted with a drop kick to end the game.

This win takes Lordswood 3 points clear at the top of the league, with only an away trip to Darenth Valley next week before a well earnt Xmas break.

Posted by Jon Hills, 08th Dec, 2013

Lords v Askeans


Lordswood RFC 19 - 13 Askeans

Lordswood moved to the top of the league with a game in hand after a controlled performance on Saturday vs the other league leaders, Askeans.

Lordswood started with a high tempo and only a few errors at critical moments stopped them scoring two to three times. The pressure finally paid off with Jon Hills crashing over for the opening score, taking three defenders with him in the process. Mike Scaife narrowly missed the conversion and then a penalty attempt to leave the score at only 5-0. Lordswood were reduced to 14men with a sin bin, but continued to pile the pressure on and Wayne Crowhurst broke from a scrum to power over to increase Lordswood's lead to 12-0 with Mike Scaife nailing the touch line conversion.

Askeans replied through a series of penalties putting them deep in the Lordswood half and the resulting drive from their pack with a man advantage saw them score a push over try and a penalty shortly afterwards to reduce the lead to 12-8 at half time.

Lordswood saw more chances go begging with a try disallowed by the Askeans touch line assistant after it had been given by the referee, and were frustrated by more missed opportunities. A well worked move from Hills allowed an attack down the right wing with Dave Jacobs beating his opposite man and the covering defence into the corner to finally score the try which had been coming for some time. Scaife added the extras from the touch line again, proving the theory that he can only convert the hard kicks!

Lordswood were reduced to 14men again for the last ten minutes and defended solidly, soaking up pressure until Askeans once again made the extra man count and scored with persistent kicks to the corner and scrums eventually forcing their way over. Captain Pat Edgcumbe seemed to have held the ball up, but the try was given to bring Askeans into bonus point range before the final whistle blew. A good win for Lordswood who were disappointed to just miss out on their own bonus point as well as giving their biggest league rivals a bonus point of their own.

Lordswood are home to Orpington next week and hope to rack up a convincing win to extend their lead at the top of the league.

Posted by Jon Hills, 30th Nov, 2013

Lords v Brocks


Lordswood RFC 26 - 10 Brockleians

Lordswood were back to winning ways this a with a solid defensive performance against Brockleians despite missing star player Dave Jacobs who was off on international duties. There was no way he could get out of his Midget Tossing responsibilities as they couldn't find another midget to toss at such short notice, and Adam Leppard wasn't available due to growth hormone related drug testing issues. He was not available for comment. I may have just overlooked him of course.

Lordswood were forced to soak up massive amounts of pressure early on following some over eager defence gifting Brockleians several penalties and half a dozen driving maul attempts from 5meters out. Lordswood held firm thanks to some inspired defence from Wayne Crowhurst and pushed Brocks back. The relentless possession and territory eventually paid off with Brocks recycling some quick ball and using their overlap to put their winger in at the corner, conversion missed, 5-0 to Brocks.

Lordswood then turned the pressure onto the opposition scrum, forcing them backwards. Sean Bones stole the ball expertly and fed fellow back row Paul Notley, who's intensive hand care regime paid dividends when his silky smooth hands returned the favour back to Bones to score on his first game back for Lordswood. The back row of Crowhurst, Notley and Bones were running riot, stealing ball and making Brocks life a misery. Stolen ball was fed out to Michael Scaife who turned four defenders inside out to score down the right hand side with an impressive solo effort.

The second half continued in the same fashion, with Notley first stopping the big Brocks No.8 breaking from the scrum, stealing the ball from him, and then breaking away for 20-30 yards only to unselfishly release Scaife again in space who simply had to outrun the Brocks defence, which he did comfortably despite his Movember moustache creating significant drag, and scored his second of the afternoon.

The back row weren't finished, and another forced turnover from a Brocks scrum allowed a clean break through the middle with Bones in support yet again to finish off the try for the bonus point.

Bones, now knackered at this point, decided to take a deserved rest in the sin bin for the remainder of the game instead of showing how unfit he was, which Brocks capitalised on by continuing their kick to the corner and trying driving mauls against the reduced Lordswood pack, which finally worked for them in the last minute for a consolation try making the final score 26-10.

Man of the Match could've gone to many people, but went to Alex Wellings for managing to go a whole game without getting banned for 3 months for dissent - an impressive achievement for him.

Next week Lordswood host Askeans at home for a 1st vs 2nd league clash, 2:30pm kickoff. Lordswood expect a large crowd for this fixture as it is the clubs 30th Anniversary with James Haskell as a guest speaker for the evening event following the game. This is an event not to be missed as it will undoubtedly end in Haskell beating James Dorman to a pulp for hitting on Kelly Brook. He only needs 90secs to hypnotise women, so if people could please run interference to help buy him time - thanks in advance.

Posted by Jon Hills, 24th Nov, 2013

Lords v Bexley


Lordswood RFC 14 - 14 Bexley

Lordswood missed out on taking some valuable points away from Bexley who will also be competing for one of the promotion spots this season.

A large number of changes to the team lead to some disorganisation, allowing Bexley to go over for a try in the opening minutes for a 7-0 lead. The normally dominant Lordswood forwards struggled with missing players and met their match in a strong Bexley pack, and it looked like it would be a long afternoon.

Lordswood settled down and some excellent tactical kicking from James Dorman and Jon Hills got Lordswood on the front foot in Bexley territory and relentless pressure saw Paul Notley power over with Dorman missing the conversion, but soon adding a penalty to take the lead at 8-7, and then two more penalties to extend the lead to 14-7.

Lordswood were in control for the majority of the game, with Bexley posing little threat, but chance after chance went begging to put the game to bed. Numerous try opportunities were denied by some desperate Bexley defence, Dorman hit the post with a drop goal attempt, and shaved the outside of the upright with another penalty attempt.

Bexley had a series of penalties which gave them territory deep in the Lordswood half, and some strong forward play drove them over the Lordswood line with 5minutes to go and their kicker slotted the conversion to bring the scores level at 14-14.

Lordswood came out firing again and immediately created a penalty chance for Dorman wide out near the half way like which dropped agonisingly just under the cross bar. Lordswood continued to pile on the pressure and forced a last play penalty attempt in the middle of the park but from long range. The normally accurate Dorman was denied the chance to snatch the win by his attempt just missing the left post to leave Lordswood with a dissappointing draw with many missed chances. Full credit to Bexley who took both of their only two chances to score past a normally stronger Lordswood defence.

Posted by Jon Hills, 16th Nov, 2013

1st loss in 6


Lordswood RFC 18 - 21 Edenbridge

Sorry for delay in updating site, no photos as i wasnt there and no match report as no time to write one this week, maybe you all could stop putting your heating on?

Also no home game as previously stated this Sat (9th) November against Erith

Posted by Dan, 07th Nov, 2013

Great game to watch lads


Lordswood RFC 29 - 0 Guys Hospital

Lordswood met their biggest challenge of the season so far with an outstanding performance against a high flying Guys Hospital team who were brimming with confidence after a 70point rout last week.

Guys made their intentions clear from the kickoff with some high intensity runs met by a Lordswood defence which refused to yield and forced a mistake. The resulting scrum led to a pushover try for Ben Butler and James Dorman added the touch line conversion and then a penalty to give Lordswood and early 10-0 lead.

This lead was soon extended to 17 by Michael Scaife, finishing off a well worked backs move with Dorman converting.

Lordswood made good use of the strong breeze to camp in Guys' 22, and the relentless pressure on the Guys scrum forced a turnover which Justin Eldridge quickly scooped up to power over the line taking two defenders with him in the process. Dorman, again accurate with the boot, gave Lordswood a 24-0 half time lead.

Guys came out firing in the second half, making good use of the strong tailwind to help dominate territorially. The Lordswood defence then withstood a constant 15minute assault on their own line and refused to give up. Sheer determination forced Guys back, turned the ball over, and quick ball released the Lordswood backs down one wing before switching back across the whole pitch to the other wing for Michael Scaife to finish off a fantastic team try. A complete performance from a currently unstoppable Lordswood team.

Next week Lordswood will try to replicate their convincing Cup win over Edenbridge at home in the league, 3pm kickoff.

lordswoodrfc's 26-10-2013 Lords v Guys Hospital album on Photobucket

Posted by Jon Hills, 26th Oct, 2013

Solid Performance


Lordswood RFC 36 - 3 Whitstable RFC

Lordswood blew the cobwebs out after a week off with a solid performance against a capable Whitstable outfit at home, extending their unbeaten run to 5 in a row.

Whitstable started to gain the upper hand and a long range penalty gave the visitors a 3-0 lead. This was short lived, however, as intense pressure from Lordswood forced a charge down near the Whitstable line and Wayne Crowhurst reacted first to score the first try of the afternoon. The so far unstoppable Lordswood pack rumbled on and two push over tries from 20metres from Ben Butler and Michael Vincent extended the Lordswood lead to 19-3 at halftime with James Dorman converting two of his three attempts.Whitstable started to gain the upper hand and a long range penalty gave the visitors a 3-0 lead. This was short lived, however, as intense pressure from Lordswood forced a charge down near the Whitstable line and Wayne Crowhurst reacted first to score the first try of the afternoon. The so far unstoppable Lordswood pack rumbled on and two push over tries from 20metres from Ben Butler and Michael Vincent extended the Lordswood lead to 19-3 at halftime with James Dorman converting two of his three attempts.

The second half took off from where the first half ended with the Lordswood forwards dominating and securing the majority of possession and territory, releasing the backs with Michael Scaife jinking his way over from short range and then setting up captain Pat Edgcumbe for an easy walk in moments later. Adam Leppard then came off his wing to finish off a slick backs move to score under the posts and allow Dorman to add the extras. Lordswood were denied a late seventh try despite Paul Notley clearly touching down having chased his own kick which would have rounded off another solid performance.

Lordswood hope to carry on their winning habit into next weeks tough clash versus Guys Hospital who are only one place below them in the league, with the victors likely to take top spot in the league.

Posted by Jon Hills, 19th Oct, 2013

Lordswood RFC 1/2 XV


1st XV Fullsize photo here

2nd XV Fullsize photo here

Posted by Dan, 08th Oct, 2013

Lordswood RFC March On


Lordswood 18 - 08 New Ash Green

Lordswood rose to their toughest challenge to date this season with a controlled team performance at home against a dangerous New Ash Green team. The visitors seem to be gaining the upper hand during the first ten minutes but two big penalty kicks by James Dorman gave Lordswood a 6-0 lead. New Ash Green reduced the gap to 6-5 when their centre managed to collect his own kick over the Lordswood defence to score an unconverted try, and then sneaked into an 8-6 lead with a penalty shortly afterwards.

This spurred Lordswood into action and only some heroics from the New Ash Green full back stopped three try scoring opportunities to keep them in the game. Eventually, the relentless pressure from the Lordswood pack was too much to live with and a 20metre driving maul was touched down by Allan Mount. A near identical move allowed Ben Butler to cross the New Ash Green minutes later, but was denied as the referees view was obscured.

Lordswood's lead would have been extended had a series of penalties not narrowly missed, but it was some quick thinking from Paul Knotley which allowed to him power over the line from a short range penalty to put the game beyond New Ash Green once and for all.

Solid defence from Lordswood saw the game out comfortably, though perhaps the missed opportunities kept the score lines closer than they could have been.

All in all, a patient and disciplined team performance to keep Lordswood at the top of the league, who will face Whitstable RFC at home in two weeks time. Next weekend Lordswood host a charity match in aid of the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research, 3pm kick off, all spectators are welcome.

lordswoodrfc's 05-10-2013 Lords 18 - 08 New Ash Green album on Photobucket

Posted by Jon Hills, 05th Oct, 2013

Lords v Ash


Lordswood 24 - 18 Ash

Despite missing ten first team squad members, Lordswood continued their unbeaten season with a long away trip to a strong Ash side. With so many missing and a lot of players out of position it was always going to be a tall order against a traditionally tough team, and Ash capitalised on some midfield mismatches and ran in an early try, converted it and followed up with a penalty to take a 10-0 lead.

Lordswood soon settled in and their forwards started to dominate the scrums, giving good ball to the backs leading to Niall Doherty opening Lordswood's account beating two down the wing and touching down under the posts to bring the scores to 10-7.

Lordswood's dominance continued with Ben Butler putting Michael Scaife in for an easy walk in, quickly followed by an impressive individual try by Scaife, beating three defenders then leaving the Ash full back for dead for another converted try.

Two yellow cards at the same time reduced Lordswood to 13men but some valiant defence limited Ash to only 3pts, before Butler finished off an unstoppable driving maul from the impressive Lordswood pack to earn a bonus point. Late pressure saw Ash score an unconverted try and a penalty to bring the scores closer, but Lordswood comfortably saw the game out for a 24-18 win, maximum points and outright top spot in the league table.

Next week Lordswood host New Ash Green at home for a top of the table clash, 3pm kick off at Martin Grove.

Posted by Jon Hills, 28th sept, 2013

Lords v Faversham


Lordswood 57 - 14 Faversham

Lordswood RFC carried on their fine cup form into their first league game at home on Saturday vs newly promoted Faversham at home.
Lordswood opened the scoring early through a great break from Paul Knotley which set the tone for the rest of what would turn out to be a long tough game for Faversham.
The Lordswood pack dominated both in set play and in open attack and defence and tries were soon flowing from captain Pat Edgcumbe, Ben Butler, Michael Vincent and a debut first team try from Wayne Crowhurst.
Al Mount proved once again that he was deadly from 6 inches, by cheekily walking the ball over the line with some fine footwork before casually touching down under the posts.
The backs weren't going to be left out of the tryfest taking place, with James Hepper also getting his first team debut try backed up by Scott Crammond and another try from Paul Knotley, now playing in the centres, rounded out an impressive haul.
James Dorman had a successful day with the boot, keeping the scoreboard ticking over by slotting 6 of his 9 attempts.
Faversham did manage to reply with some quick thinking from their scrum half from a tap penalty running in unopposed following confusion in the Lordswood ranks, and a fortunate bounce of a loose ball allowing Faversham to kick through and just managing to out run the Lordswood back three to the ball.
All in all, another solid performance by Lordswood sending a message to the rest of the league about what they can expect from a massively motivated Lordswood Squad.

lordswoodrfc's 210913-LordsvFaversham album on Photobucket

Posted by Hillsy, 22nd sept, 2013

The Opposition


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A list of our 1st XV opposition's websites.

 Ash  Askeans  Bexley  Brockleians 
 Darenth Valley  Edenbridge  Erith  Faversham 
 Guys Hospital  Orpington  Whitstable 


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