Match Report
King's Rochester 1st XV vs  Duke of York's Royal Military School
On: Saturday, 09 Oct 2021
Venue: Away

With a late kick off in Dover, King's were going into the game as under dogs.

King’s started exactly how they planned, managing to get an early try through Max Butler and furthered their lead with a fantastic 48 metre kick from Harrison Fermor meant the score was 8-0

However, King’s had a slow 10 minutes. during this time, Duke of York's managed to take advantage and score twice. Missed tackles were the biggest cause of this and due to the Duke of York team being twice the size, King's knew they had to get lower in the tackle.

After a clear message from Mr Glashan, the boys knew they had to up their game otherwise it would be a difficult day. King’s really tuned on the heat. Ed Keyte was smashing anything that moved and allowed King’s to get another try through Max Butler. Barnaby Thomas leading by example in the pack allowing King's to gain momentum and showing that size doesn’t always matter. Barnaby and Harrison ussed great communication and showed their handling skills, allowing Max Butler finish off in the corner and grab his hat-trick.

Duke of York looked like they were going to get a try just before half time however, Temi Laskean had other ideas who picked the ball up just inside our own 22 metre line and showed his pace running in a great contender for try of the season. King’s went into the half 25-18 up.

King’s knew they had a big half to play to make sure that they came home with the win and continue their winning streak. Early on in the half Duke of York's got an early penalty and later got a try which meant that the score was 25-27 to them. With the very last play of the game King’s managed to win a penalty and 'Mr ice in his veins' Harrison Fermor slotted the 3 points to seal the win; 28-27

All the boys who were involved should feel very proud of the performance they displayed on the weekend as it showed all the great qualities of the rugby club. Match of the match goes to Barnaby and Harrison