Wimbledon suffer defeat at Canterbury to drop back to bottom spot

Wimbledon found the Canterbury defence tough to crack as they lost 17-7 in Kent

A 17th loss of the National League Division Two South campaign dropped the Dons back to bottom spot.

Canterbury opened the scoring with their first real attack, Jake Rigby going over. Ollie Best narrowly missed the conversion.

Best was accurate with his second attempt when Harry Sayers touched down in the 35th minute for a 12-0 half-time lead.

Wimbledon’s second-half pressure was ultimately frustrated by gritty Canterbury resistance. The Dons were rewarded with a penalty try two minutes before full-time.

Sayers scored his second try after a long pass by Wimbledon was snaffled by the hosts.

Among the positives for Wimbledon was the assured and immaculate performance from full-back Matt Gilbert in testing conditions and the strong return after injury since September of back rower Chris York.

The Dons host Clifton on Saturday.

King’s College claim bonus point win over Cranbrook

King’s College Hospital consolidated fourth position in Kent One with a bonus point 28-8 win over visiting Cranbrook.

King’s pack got the edge and secured some solid possession for the backs, who went on to score four tries. The first came from full-back Tim Pope, two from winger Chris McKeand and the final one from centre Ian Williams who got himself on the end of a perfectly weighted chip from fly-half Harry Clark to score under the posts.

This weekend sees them travel to fifth-placed Gillingham.

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