A Good Performance by the Lions
The Lions travelled away to Maidstone to play the Weaverings Team with only 15 players
This was due to sickness and work commitments in selected players .
Having started brightly, with good defence against the solid and experienced Weavering players, the first score was a penalty to the Home side . This was compounded very early in the game by an injury to young Jake Short, who had to retire .
The young Lions were undeterred by this setback and scored a try from a good scrum .
The backs, ably served by the lively Alex Waldron at Scrum- Half and Joe Clifton at Fly-Half maintained pressure on the Opponents' back line . Waldron broke from a quick penalty and wove an impressive path through the Home defence to score a good try . Henry Evans missed the conversion narrowly . The Half Time score was 10 - 3 to the Lions .
The second half began with some good scrummaging by the heavier Home side and they drove over for a good try . This was closely followed by a very strong run by a burly Weavering No 8 who went over for another try , which was again converted .
A Weavering forward was given a yellow card for a handling infringement , which evened-up the numbers for a while . From a good Lions scrum, the ball was moved wide and Matt Woods cleverly dummied the defence to score . Evans kicked an excellent conversion .
Weavering scored another try . Unfortunately, Harrison Hinkins suffered a painful hamstring injury at a line-out, and subsequently , playing with only 13 men, the Lions could not prevent another Home try .
This was a very young Lions side, with nine 17 and 18 year-old players ! These young men have gained good experience and shown that they can compete and out-run many opponents .
This was a good performance and the Side continues to progress .
Reporter David Storrie