Ashford 2s travelled to Tunbridge Wells on Saturday for a top v bottom clash against the home side’s 3rdXV. The visitors got off to a very positive start, with scrum half Chris Hunt scoring an unconverted try in the second minute. The bright start was not, however, maintained and Ashford’s lack of discipline handed the initiative and a large amount of pressure to the home team, but they were not able to turn pressure into points. Having weathered this storm, Ashford proceeded to move the game into their opponents’ half and a blindside break by Aaron Bowes led to the team’s second try scored by Andy Ticehurst. The remainder of the half saw Ashford having to withstand another bout of pressure by the home team that again proved fruitless.
Ashford started the second half as they had in the first. A well executed chip and chase by Charlie Cox created the opening for a Matt Richards try. This was followed by a fine opportunist try by Shane Bushell and a brace from Max Jordan that, together with 3 conversions by Aaron Bowes rounded off the scoring at 36-0. Captain Glen Collins praised his players for a good team performance and expressed surprise that the home side was languishing at the bottom of the league as they had created a number of problems for the visitors.