Unlucky Lewes lose out in Kent

Sevenoaks v Lewes
Sevenoaks v Lewes

When you are in a relegation dog-fight, nothing seems to go your way. Such was the situation when Lewes travelled to Sevenoaks on Saturday.

On heavy going, Lewes still played their open running style which led to a number of openings that their usually clinical backs failed to take. The closest being when full back Charlie Terry fed Barbadian winger Kevin Carter who was tackled by a covering defender just feet from the line.

Missed chances were paid for when close to half time the Sevenoaks scrum half was awarded a try, although it seemed evident to everyone -except the referee!– that he had made a double movement to place the ball over the line.

The second half was again an evenly matched affair, although Oaks extended their lead with two more somewhat dubious scores, with a Jon Pitts penalty being the sole response from the visitors.

The final score did not do justice to the tremendous effort the Lewes players put in. With a fine all-round performance by in particular Number 8 Rupert Arbuthnot and diminutive winger Gareth Lloyd, they played with a passion which deserved at least a losing bonus point. But as often happens when you are down, you don’t always get what you deserve.

On Saturday, Lewes host high-fliers Medway in a re-arranged League match, k.o. 2.15pm.

All other Lewes Senior games fell victim to the weather.