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Exiles Youth Maintain Undefeated Start

Kent Exiles Youth 14-14 Cambridgeshire Cats Youth

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23-05-2010

The Kent Exiles Youth maintained their unbeaten start to the 2010 season with a thrilling 14-14 tie versus the Cambridgeshire Cats.

Quarterback James Cunningham

The Exiles struck first when Chaz Mulvihill burst through a mass of would be tacklers at the line of scrimmage, and then continued to break tackles on his way to a powerful 40 yard run for the touchdown.

But despite the best efforts of the Exiles defence, the Cats scored twice to take the lead 14-6 going into the last quarter of the game, and the young Exiles knew they had to score.

The defence steped it up again, Gavin Jones, Folahanmi Dare and Abdul Habib all making big tackles and pinning the Cats into their own half, and allowing the Exiles offence a short field to attack.

Quarterback James Cunningham hit James Bertram-Smith on a short pass, and Mulvihill picked up a few more yards, before Cunningham hit Dan Reeves in the endzone for the score, and a chance to tie the game. Head Coach Paul Samartin took a time out to ensure the right play was called, and the Exiles took to the field.

Cunningham took the snap and dropped back, but was forced to scramble as his reciever was not open, as he ran he noticed one of his recievers had found space between two Cats defenders, and with a pinpoint pass found him for the 2 points, and the tie.

With only seconds left on the clock, the Exiles defence held the Cats one last time, and the game was over.

Following the game Samartin commented "We dug deep today to come away with the tie, and i'm proud of the way the team did that. Next time out i'll be looking for us to cut out the mistakes which cost us other scoring opportunities, and to play with the intensity we saw at the end for the whole game".

The Exiles now face the Colchester Gladiators on Sunday for a chance to put themselves on the top of the table. Kick-off follows the senior team game at approx 3pm. Full details on www.kentexiles.co.uk

 

 

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