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BAFA Tournament 2 – Kent Exiles Youth

The Exiles Youth Flag group were in good spirits, after beating Solent Red Storm in tournament 1.

Several players who were unavailable for the first tournament were able to participate in the second round of games. Apart from the London Blitz, it was two new opponents in Waveney Wolves and Hertfordshire Cheetahs.

No one was expected to get anywhere near the London Blitz, who are storming through the league, on a mission to reach the National Finals.

However, we were very proud to introduce our second young lady into BAFA competition, when Isabelle Coveney took to the field. Isabelle now follows her Sister Maya into the history books.

First up were Waveney, who had travelled down from Lowestoft. The Exiles struggled on offence and defence, as was the story of the day.

Final score was Waveney 39 – 0 winners.

Next up were the London Blitz. Whilst the Exiles team tried very hard, they could not match the Blitz’s height and athletic advantages.

Score was Blitz 58 Exiles 0

In the third and final game. It appeared that the Exiles had started to click. After the Cheetahs had scored, A pass from Jake Dart found Liam Farmer in the End Zone for the first Exiles score of the day. PAT was no good.

The Half time score was Cheetahs 12 – 6 Exiles. So, all the play for in the second half.

Try as they may, the Exiles could not stop one more Cheetah’s score, however, an interception from Jayden Smith, stopped what looked like a possible Cheetahs final score.

Final score was Cheetahs 18 Exiles 6

The club would like to thank the numerous and noisy parents, grandparents and brothers and Sister, who supported the team throughout the day, even when things were not going our way.

All coaches were tired and a little disappointed with the results, but not the attitude and commitment shown.