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Exiles face tough day at the office

Kent Exiles 7-13 Peterborough Saxons

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Starwind sprints for the score

The Kent Exiles had a tough and dissapointing day at the office as they fell to their sixth defeat of the season to the Peterborough Saxons.

In a game which was close throughout, the Saxons struck first taking a 7-0 lead in the first half, as the Exiles tried to strike back mistakes haunted their game as Rob Lewis, Sean Starwind and Jon Miller all dropped costly passes, and the refereeing crew called a crucial 4th down play short of the first down.

The Saxons saw the threat from the Exiles and put together a time consuming drive in the fourth quarter which ended with a score to take a 13-0 lead, but more importantly left the Exiles with only 2 minutes left on the clock.

This seemed to finally spur the Exiles offence into action as Quarterback Zac Ritchie hit Miller with a quick pass, before then hitting Starwind in stride for the score to make it 13-7.

But this left only 1 minute on the clock, and when the onside kick was recovered by the Saxons, it left them to run out the clock and secure the victory.

Following the defeat Coach Dave Pester was dissapointed, "we had chances to take control of the game today, but mistakes haunted our offence. Defensively we were strong, but need to make improvements also. We now know what we need to do next week against the Mavericks, and what is likely to happen if we don't win".

The Exiles now face a relegation deciding match against the East Kent Mavericks at Crockenhill next week, with both teams looking to secure bragging rights in the county as well as avoiding relegation. Full details to be found on



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