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Record Setting Victory as Exiles Trounce Pumas

Kent Exiles 78-6 Maidstone Pumas

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The crowd enjoyed a great game.

Records tumbled, and the Kent Exiles remained unbeaten in 2011, as they trounced their local rivals Maidstone Pumas 78-6.

The 78 points scored was the most ever by the Orpington based side, and a record crowd of over 250 fans crowded the stands at Crockenhill, despite the rain, to enjoy the show.

It was quarterback Zac Ritchie who got the show started, completing the first of his 6 touchdown passes on the day, equalling a club record, to Audley Swain from 6 yards out. John Miller caught the 2 point conversion. And that was to be the pattern for the whole of the first half.

Zac Ritchie
6 Touchdown Passes

Ritchie then threw touchdowns to Swain (2), Miller, Robert Welling, Alistair Beaton and 2 point conversions to Yazid Garba (2), Miller, Swain and Wesley Eversley, all sandwiched by a 46 yard touchdown run from Wesley Eversley, which he also converted. This onslaught left the score at 56-0 at half time.

Defensivly the Exiles were just as impressive, Karl Waite, Ben Brooks and Lee Baxter all recovering fumbles which set up scores, but it was to be rookie Drew Filipowicz impressing most recording several tackles in his first start.

The second half started in the same fashion, Eversley scoring again from 31 yards out, with Garba catching his third 2 point conversion of the day, setting another club record, before the Pumas got on the scoreboard with Ryan McDonald breaking free on a 65 yard sprint for the score.

Swain added his fourth touchdown of the day, equalling yet another record, from 4 yards out, before Andy Scott rounded out the scoring from 2 yards, and Welling converting the 2 points, for the final score of 78-6.

Rob Welling Scores

Following the game Head Coach Tony Bainbridge was pleased with his teams performance commenting "we played well today, with most things we tried clicking. Most pleasing though were performances from several young players who grasped their opportunity to shine today, and the fact that when we changed the lineup there was no let up in performance, something which cost us in previous games".

The Exiles now face the table topping, and also undefeated, Watford Cheetahs next Sunday in what is sure to be another great match at Crockenhill, and all are welcome to come and see who will remain undefeated at the end of the day. Full details of the match are on


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