Rugby success - Aylesford School beat Oakwood Park Grammar 47-12

27 September 2023

Rugby success - Aylesford School beat Oakwood Park Grammar 47-12

Last night the year 10 rugby team had their first Kent Cup match of the year against Oakwood Park Grammar. With 16 players available up against an Oakwood side that brought 22 players we knew it was going to be a competitive fixture.

A good start to the game

We started well with an early score in the first few minutes only to have it returned moments after with Oakwood converting to give them the lead by 2. After that Aylesford settled down, played some good rugby moving the ball well, we got on the score sheet twice more and both well converted by Charlie Morgan off the tee. This gave us a 19 – 7 lead into half time.

Leading at half time

Second half came about quickly with Aylesford looking to build on their first half performance. A long kick off to Oli C gave him plenty of space to run and after a chip over lead to a great chase and resulted in another Aylesford score. Oakwood fought back quickly and after few missed tackles went over for their second score of the game. Now 26-12 Aylesford looked to put the pressure on even more through strong ball carrying from Oli, Charlie, M and Rylie B. This kept Oakwood pinned in their own half for much of the second half, after some lovely phases of play Riley DS showed some great composure to step the last defender and score under the posts.

With Oakwood ringing the changes as the game went on Aylesford looked to put the game to bed and after some huge tackles in the middle of the field lead to a quick turnover and Aylesford going over twice more.

Final score

Final score Aylesford 47-12 Oakwood. A really strong win for the team against a good opponent and we now progress into the next round with opponents yet to be confirmed. Please congratulate the team on a huge effort yesterday. Thank you to all the staff that were able to come out and support the team really did appreciate it.

Winning Team sheet

Jamie M                                                      
Blake I                                                        
Ethan W                                                        
Bradley B                                    
Max D                                
Rhys L                          
Oscar P                              
Ollie C                
Dimitar T                        
Charlie M                  
Callum A                    
Riley S                    
Riley B                
Martin N                                            
Finn S                      
Frankie F