Gillingham Anchorians v Crawley London & SE Division – Level 9 Play-off, 15:00 13th April 2019

Anchorians capped a fine season with victory at home against Sussex League 1 runners-up, Crawley, to earn promotion to London 3 South East next season. The game was a tight affair with both sides making handling mistakes which saw a number of try scoring chances go begging. Crawley looked lively early on but Anchs pack dominated throughout particularly in the scrums. Anchs opened the scoring … Continue reading Gillingham Anchorians v Crawley London & SE Division – Level 9 Play-off, 15:00 13th April 2019

Footscray v Gillingham Anchorians London & SE Division – Shepherd Neame Kent League 1, 15:00 6th April 2019

Anchorians travelled to Footscray for the final league game of the season, having already secured second place in Kent League 1 and a play-off against Sussex League 1 runners-up Crawley. In the circumstances the performance was below par but still enough to come away with another bonus point win. The home side started well and dominated possession early on but Anchs opened the scoring when … Continue reading Footscray v Gillingham Anchorians London & SE Division – Shepherd Neame Kent League 1, 15:00 6th April 2019

Gillingham Anchorians v Kings College Hospital London & SE Division – Shepherd Neame Kent League 1, 15:00 30th March 2019

Anchorians welcomed Kings College Hospital (“KCH”) to Darland Avenue for their final home league game of the season, still needing a bonus point to secure 2nd place in Kent League 1 and a win to ensure a home play-off. Things started well for Anchs as they took an early lead through a Jordan Mitchell penalty and then increased their lead when a quick tap penalty … Continue reading Gillingham Anchorians v Kings College Hospital London & SE Division – Shepherd Neame Kent League 1, 15:00 30th March 2019

Cranbrook v Gillingham Anchorians London & SE Division – Shepherd Neame Kent League 1, 15:00 23 rd March 2019

Anchorians travelled to Cranbrook to face the only team mathematically able to beat them into second place in Kent 1, and a possible playoff against the second placed team in Sussex 1. It was, however, to prove a difficult afternoon against a much improved Cranbrook side. Both sides looked to move the ball and Cranbrook were looking good with ball in hand, but Anchs took … Continue reading Cranbrook v Gillingham Anchorians London & SE Division – Shepherd Neame Kent League 1, 15:00 23 rd March 2019

Gillingham Anchorians v HSBC London & SE Division – Shepherd Neame Kent League 1, 15:00 9th March 2019

Anchorians returned to league action at Darland Avenue on Saturday, following two successive defeats and a bye, looking to get back to winning ways and secure 2nd place in Kent 1. Facing a strong wind in the first half, Anchs conceded a number of penalties, and went behind early on when HSBC converted from in front of the posts. The home side soon hit back … Continue reading Gillingham Anchorians v HSBC London & SE Division – Shepherd Neame Kent League 1, 15:00 9th March 2019

Gillingham Anchorians v Ashford London & SE Division – Shepherd Neame Kent League 1, 14:30 16th February 2019

Anchorians faced Ashford at Darland Avenue in a top of the table clash on Saturday in perfect playing conditions. They made a determined start and immediately took the game to Ashford, playing with pace and precision. However, Ashford quickly showed why they remain unbeaten in Kent 1 this season as they soaked up the pressure which Anchs applied and prevented Tom Williams going in at … Continue reading Gillingham Anchorians v Ashford London & SE Division – Shepherd Neame Kent League 1, 14:30 16th February 2019

Southwark Lancers v Gillingham Anchorians London & SE Division – Shepherd Neame Kent League 1, 14:00 9th February 2019

Anchorians travelled to South London to face 4th placed Southwark Lancers on their return to league action on Saturday. Anchs were expecting a tough encounter away from home, and Southwark certainly made a strong start, testing the Anchs defence from the outset. A try saving tackle in the corner by full-back Jon Mann denied the home side an early score and then, after choosing to … Continue reading Southwark Lancers v Gillingham Anchorians London & SE Division – Shepherd Neame Kent League 1, 14:00 9th February 2019

Gillingham Anchorians v New Ash Green London & SE Division – Shepherd Neame Kent League 1, 14:00 26 th January 2019

Anchorians returned to league action at Darland Avenue on Saturday against New Ash Green (“NAG”). Despite a somewhat patchy performance in cold, damp conditions, they eventually came away with another bonus point victory to consolidate their position in 2nd place behind league leaders Ashford.

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Sheppey v Gillingham Anchorians London & SE Division – Shepherd Neame Kent 1, 14:00 12th January 2018

  Anchorians travelled to Sheppey on Saturday looking to make amends for their defeat the previous week. They achieved their aim in style with a comprehensive 13 try victory which contained some flowing rugby with forwards and backs alike contributing to the spectacle. It was clear from the opening minutes that Anchs had the measure of a young Sheppey team and within 20 minutes of … Continue reading Sheppey v Gillingham Anchorians London & SE Division – Shepherd Neame Kent 1, 14:00 12th January 2018

Old Gravesendians v Gillingham Anchorians London & SE Division – Shepherd Neame Kent 1, 14:00 5 th January 2018

Anchorians travelled to Gravesend after a 3 week break to face 3rd placed Old Gravesendians (“OGs”) in what was expected to be a difficult encounter. And so it proved, with Anchs suffering their second defeat of the season in a niggly game which never really flowed. Initially things looked positive when, playing up the slope, Sam Brown made a break on the blind side, fed … Continue reading Old Gravesendians v Gillingham Anchorians London & SE Division – Shepherd Neame Kent 1, 14:00 5 th January 2018