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Sevenoaks and Tonbridge derby shows no signs of slowing down

Tonbridge Juddians had been on a good run of form in their National League 2 East campaign but they came up short against Sevenoaks in February with a 24-22 score line in front of a lively home crowd.

Sevenoaks’ Ben Adams and Juddians’ Tom White were the pivotal figures in the match as they went head-to-head in their own game of skill between the posts.

Sevenoaks started by going behind in the early stages of the match as Tommy Nicoll found himself with acres of space to run in Juddians’ first try of the day which was duly converted by White. Oaks’ James Simmons then got himself on the scoresheet moments later and Adams converted to set the tone for the afternoon.

Additional tries from Shadyn Osgood and Will Holling plus two conversions and a penalty from White weren’t quite enough against an Oaks squad who played with passion and pace to secure a memorable win after Barney Stone and Henry Galligan scored for the home side.

Ultimately, White’s performance on the day was not enough to match Adams’ three conversions and a penalty, as Sevenoaks secured the local bragging rights for another season.

Tonbridge Juddians remaining fixtures are:
March 9: Esher (home)
March 16: Wimbledon (away)
March 23: Worthing (home)
April 6: Dorking (away)
April 13: Barnes (home)
April 27: Westcombe Park (away)

Whilst Sevenoaks’ run-in looks like this:
March 9: Wimbledon (home)
March 16: Worthing (away)
March 23: Dorking (home)
April 6: Barnes (away)
April 13: Westcombe Park (home)
April 27: Canterbury (away)

Both teams are set to avoid relegation this year and must be applauded for bringing such high intensity rugby to West Kent for all to enjoy.

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