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Canterbury tail off as Barking succeed

PUBLISHED: 15:30 16 September 2009 | UPDATED: 09:05 11 August 2010

ON THE MOVE: Barking's Stu Riding takes the attack to the opposition

ON THE MOVE: Barking's Stu Riding takes the attack to the opposition

FLANKER Anthony Andrews inspired Barking to a resounding bonus point victory over Canterbury on Saturday.

NATIONAL TWO SOUTH

Barking 48 Canterbury 20

FLANKER Anthony Andrews inspired Barking to a resounding bonus point victory over Canterbury on Saturday.

Barking scored six tries in an ill-tempered game, as they retained top spot in London Two South, while Canterbury replacement Steven Goode was sent to the sin-bin.

The visitors had taken the lead after just five minutes through hooker Thomas Rogers, as he took Edward Roche's offload and crossed the line.

The try was converted by Benjamin Thomas and Canterbury were 7-0 ahead.

David Vincent replied almost instantly for the hosts after good work from Andrews saw the wing evade a number of tackles to score in the corner.

Fly-half Craig Ratford slotted the conversion.

Penalties were exchanged by Thomas and Ratford, before wing Nicholas Fraser intercepted a loose pass from Matthew Sheen to cross the whitewash, but Ratford couldn't add the extras.

Barking's number eight, Stuart Riding, made it 20-10 before half time, after good work from a close-range scrum.

The second half continued in the same vein with Thomas and Ratford each scoring penalties, before Goode was binned for playing the ball on the floor.

Ratford kept the scoreboard ticking with a penalty, then tries from hooker Adam Kwasnicki and Christopher Kells put the game beyond the visitors.

Canterbury got a lifeline through a score from flanker Peter Kelly, but another penalty from Ratford and a late try from scrum-half Jack Gash secured the win for Barking.

n Barking fourths also enjoyed a fine win in their first league game, as they beat Basildon thirds 79-5, while the Colts defeated Saracens Colts in their match.


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