Uckfield produce their best of the season as they power past Folkestone

Uckfield on the charge against Folestone
Uckfield on the charge against Folestone

In their best performance of the year so far, URFC played with style and strength to beat Folkestone.

Skipper Ben Woods and his front row colleagues Connor Diplock and Adam Palmer were to dominate the tight phases for the whole game.

On a rare excursion into Uckfield’s half, the away side were awarded a kickable penalty in front of the posts 0-3.

Uckfield redoubled their efforts and two quick tries were scored by the consistent Steven Hartfield, one converted by Yaffe, 12-3.

Uckfield remained on the attack, with the final score of the first half being a penalty from Yaffe.

15-3 at half time and the home crowd pleased with a strong performance, especially upfront.

Folkestone came back strongly at the start of the second half and a long break from their full back almost created a score.

Uckfield broke out and gained a penalty, which was unfortunately missed.

However Folkestone were on top in this period of the game, and two yellow cards awarded in quick succession to Finn Wilding and Ryan Gothard brought the home side down to 13 men and a tough 10 minutes were to come.

However the midfield defence of Quay, Clarke and Connor Fleming were up to the task and the magnificent home pack just kept driving Folkestone back.

Soon after this another great break from Hartfield was brilliantly supported by Clarke who put Tom George in with a chance which he took very well.

This was converted by Yaffe 22-3 and some breathing space for the home side.

The second half had been tough and competitive and great to watch from the sidelines.

Folkestone contributed to this in no small way and scored a deserved try in the corner which was not converted. 22-8.

The game’s last act began with Uckfield on the attack and the crowd baying for the bonus point fourth try.

Youngster Connor Fleming stole a great interception and raced over to the great delight of everyone in home colours.