Beckenham 39 v 17 Old Dunstonians

Kent Rugby Union Plate Final

IN THEIR final outing as Beckenham coaches, Simon Kift and Conrad Bool brought home the Kent Vase trophy, writes Neil Millan.

The convincing victory over Old Dunstonians brought to an end their collaboration at Balmoral Avenue.

Kift said: "It was an excellent performance. We played very well and the win was just reward."

Bool added: "Apart from a poor 10 minutes in the second half when we gifted them two tries we were superb. It's a great result."

Early Beckenham pressure built to a crescendo when inside centre Brendon Moore scored the game's first try Pat Wright's reliable boot added the conversion.

Jarrad Tipene was yellow carded for interfering with the ball at the ruck and Hennessy kicked the three points.

In Tipene's absence, his 14 men scored 10 points.

Firstly, player of the season Jamie Pinn went over for a converted try after a good catch and drive.

Wright added another three points with his first penalty.

After Tipene's return, a drive instigated by Paul Roumph and Pinn saw the ball released to Wright, who converted his own try for a 24-3 half-time lead.

Old Ds came out with renewed vigour and scored twice.

The first came from a 5m line-out which eventually found left-wing Michael Woodward and he went over for a converted try close to the posts.

The next score followed Hennessey's kick to touch and from the line-out the ball went to Robert Saunderson, who waltzed through the Beckenham defence to score under the posts and move within a score of Beckenham.

Almost immediately Beckenham scored a penalty through Wright and Danny Fealey showed determination to go over.

Wright missed from wide on the left but Beckenham were 14 points ahead.

The game degenerated into a series of substitutions and yellow cards and for the final seven minutes, Beckenham faced a 13-man Old Ds side.

It was left to Wright to complete the scoring with a try he converted.