Canterbury head coach Andy Pratt and scrum half David Marshall hope to build on memorable win over Hartpury College
Canterbury Rugby Club head coach
Andy Pratt said Saturday’s epic win at title-chasing Hartpury
College was the "high point of the season so far."
The city club rallied against adversity and in-form opponents to
record a rare away win and send a statement to National 2 South as
they seek to close in on a top-six spot.
Canterbury came out for the second
half trailing 26-0 and two players short but produced a superb
display to snatch victory with a penalty a minute from time.
Pratt (pictured) admitted: "I knew
we were capable of getting a result against one of the top clubs
but even so it’s not often you get results like this so we had to
enjoy it. It was the high point of the season so far."
On Saturday Canterbury visit Chinnor, looking to close the gap
on their seventh-placed hosts to three points.
Pratt said: "Saturday was a pivotal game. The season could have
gone one of two ways, hopefully the win means we’re looking up the
Scrum-half Dave Marshall was named
man-of-the-match on Saturday, the first opposition player to earn
the accolade at Hartpury in eight seasons, and said
eighth-placed Canterbury can channel the confidence from a
statement win into finishing the last 12 games of the season
He said: "We have Chinnor away this week and Dings Crusaders
next week before having a week off. If we can pick up a couple of
wins then we’ll go into the break with plenty of confidence to go
on and try to get into that top-six.
"If we could do that it would be a fantastic achievement for the
club, the coaches and the players, many of whom haven’t played at
this level before."
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