Canterbury RFC start second half of their National League 2 South campaign with a win
Canterbury on the charge against Lydney on
Saturday Picture: Chris Davey
Canterbury produced a fine second-half display to beat Lydney
22-9 at Merton Lane on Saturday and move eighth in National 2
The hosts were below par in the first-half and led by a point as
Pete Kelly went over over for a try.
Scott Browne converted the score but it was the city club’s only
score of the opening 40 minutes, while the visitors – who had won
three straight at the end of 2012 – notched two penalties from
Danny Trigg, despite failing to threaten the Canterbury
The hosts improved after the break and Wim Baars extended the
lead on 52 minutes.
Browne’s conversion attempt missed but after Lydney were reduced
to 14 by a sin-binning, the fly-half notched a penalty to make it
The Gloucestershire side battled back but the Canterbury defence
did well to keep them out and when the visitors spilled a high
kick, Kelly snatched the loose ball and sent Browne free to score
and convert his own try 12 minutes from time.
The visitors pulled back another penalty from Trigg but
Canterbury finished the game on the front-foot.
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