Champions Canterbury RFC finish National League 3 London & South East season with a defeat to Bishop's Stortford
Champions Canterbury suffered only
their second defeat of the season in National League 3 London &
South East when they went down 35-24 at Bishop's Stortford on
Canterbury started well enough,
taking the lead through a Martyn Beaumont try but Andy Pratt's
side then conceded 23 unanswered points, including
tries from Nick Harris, Tom Coleman and Jimmy Rea, to trail
23-5 at the break.
Bishop's Stortford wrapped up
the points, and fourth place in the final table, with further tries
in the second half from Matt Chambers and John Stocker before
Canterbury finally came to life in the closing stages to run
in three tries through Paul Brown, Ricky Mackintosh and Peter
The defeat meant Canterbury
finished the campaign 15 points in front of second-placed Tonbridge
Juddians, who clinched a play-off spot with their 8-8 home draw
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