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Tom Best scores 22 points as Canterbury come from behind to win at Bishop's Stortford

16 December 2013
by Andrew Gidley

Guy Hilton

Guy Hilton

Tom Best's 22-point haul, including a hat-trick of tries, proved the highlight as Canterbury recovered from a poor start to to record an impressive 27-22 National League 2 South win at Bishop's Stortford on Saturday.

Coach Andy Pratt had called on his side to improve their away form to boost their promotion chances, and the response  was immediate, as his side scored a late winning try for the second successive week to claim the points.  

The victory moves the Merton Lane club to third, a point of the promotion play-offs ahead of their final home game of the year against second placed Cambridge next weekend.

Canterbury conceded 15 points in the first 22 minutes, but shrugged off that setback and Best's penalty and converted try reduced Stortford's lead to only five points by half-time.

Best's penalty, and converted try had reduced Stortford's lead to only five points, with Brook Cowan's score giving Canterbury the perfect start to the second half.
However a mistake led to Stortford scoring another try, only for Guy Hilton and Cowan to set-up Best for his second of the game, closing the gap to two.
Stortford's error then allowed Canterbury to claim the winning try, Connor Wallace-Sims kicked forward , the ball falling nicely for Best to go over under the posts, to complete an excellent personal display.    

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