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Mighty Vets win bruising encounter at Beckenham

By Graham Seppings

Last weekend Combe Vets travelled to Beckenham RFC for the Kent Cup semi final.

The sun was out, the team was strong and the boys were looking forward to a flowing running game of Rugby. Beckenham who were beaten by 50 points during their last encounter with Combe had other ideas. With two full size pitches available they chose to play Combe on a postage stamp of a pitch in an attempt to cancel out the running back line. To their credit it worked as the game stayed in the middle of the very narrow pitch and was dominated by the forwards. Both sides battled it out in the middle of the park with continual pick and go being the order of the day. On the very rare occasion the ball sneaked out to Combes backs it seemed to be covered in sun lotion as slipped through many backs hands much to the forwards frustration.

At half time the team took stock of the situation, had a slap around the face of realisation and went straight into the second half wanting to put Beckenham away. The forwards who were tremendous all game absorbed wave after wave of Beckenhams single tactic of pick and go. With Combe holding up two early try attempts we knew we had to switch it on and get the next score. Again with the forwards smashing their way through Beckenham and drawing in their resources gaps started to appear. With the width of the pitch being so narrow it took some real effort and skill to exploit the rare and small holes in the Beckenham team.

The Vets Kent Cup final is on Sunday the 14th April 2019 1500 at Maidstone RFC. There are no entrance or ticket fees. Please come along the team need your support.

Chris Bright contactable on 07734 212689 is booking a 52 seat coach with spaces to spare. There are 25 supporter spaces available on the coach. If we can fill it the cost is £15 a head and that includes beer for the travel back. Please come and help create the winning atmosphere the boys need both on the coach and at the ground. If you can't make the coach then please still come along and support the team.

We arrrrrrrrrrrrre........we arrrrrrrrrrrrrrre.......all together now.

Many thanks

Updated 19:13 - 8 Mar 2019 by Graham Seppings

Where next?

Saturdays Kent Cup Semi Final v Sidcup postponed Game reschedule for Saturday 23rd February.(TBC)

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