Exiles feel instantly at home

12:00 11 May 2012

Colin Chislett scored Kent Exiles second touch-down

Colin Chislett scored Kent Exiles second touch-down

Archant

Kent Exiles 14 Essex Spartans 0

Kent Exiles got off to a winning start at their new home ground on Sunday.

Playing their first game at Oxford Road, the Exiles bounced back from their opening two defeats with head coach Tony Bainbridge implementing a new tactical approach.

The home defence laid the foundations of victory with Jon Dwyer and Adam Pearson making tackles on plays time and again, while the offence moved the ball without threatening the end-zone.

Unusually, the game was goalless at half-time and the third period carried on in the same fashion, with defences again dominating.

Finally, the ball began to move in the fourth quarter. Quarter-back Zac Ritchie found Jon Miller, Nick Thompson and Ennis Alashimi with passes and Kieron Woolmer ran the ball well to set up Ritchie’s pass to Colin Chislett to score from 11 yards out.

Brad McManus kicked the extra point and put the Exiles seven points up.

With the defence in fine form the Spartans struggled to move the ball, allowing Ritchie and the home offence to take over again.

This time Wesley Eversley and Miller made the catches, to once again set up a Ritchie pass to Chislett for the second score.

McManus again hit the extra point to make it 14-0 with under two minutes remaining.

Coach Bainbridge said: “That was a much better performance, against an always tough opponent.

“The changes we made worked well and we had some players step up.

“We’ll now look to take this momentum into our home game against the Cambridgeshire Cats in two weeks’ time.”

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

People are pretty angry about the tattoos in the workplace debate.

Read more

Kanye West has whisked Kim Kardashian away for her 34th birthday.

Read more

Scientists have found that cooking with olive oil is better than cooking with many of the seed oils.

Read more

Promotions

AGA Living Subscription

Every issue of AGA Living magazine is packed full of celebrity AGA owner interviews, interior and design features, ideas to inspire your culinary imagination, mouth-watering recipes and inspirational shopping ideas.

Dojo gives you hand picked recommendations for events, places and activities in London

Tired of always hearing about some amazing event in London after its gone, missing out on the best activities? That’s where Dojo comes in.

With shirts as enticing as these, it’s amazing he managed to keep his Liverpool kit on as long as he did.

Cakes can be quite creepy when they’re of people’s faces and this one is no different.

Once a year for the last few years an NFL team has been coming to play in London. This year is the Atlanta Falcons’ turn, but they have a small problem. They don’t know where London is. Worst graphic ever? 1) It's two planes to London. 2) That's not even London. 3) Just look at […]

Rio Ferdinand, Kieron Richardson and a microphone sounds like a recipe for disaster.

Match Reports

TOP STORIES