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

Gillingham Anchorians v Whitstable London & SE Division – Shepherd Neame Kent 1, 14:00 15 th December 2018

Whitstable were the visitors to Darland Avenue on a cold, wet and windy winter afternoon for Anchs’ last league game of 2018. Despite the conditions, the home side carried on where they left off the previous week with a dominant performance and came away with another emphatic bonus point victory. Anchs made a good start and, after a sustained period on attack, were rewarded when … Continue reading Gillingham Anchorians v Whitstable London & SE Division – Shepherd Neame Kent 1, 14:00 15 th December 2018

Kings College Hospital v Gillingham Anchorians London & SE Division -Shepherd Neame Kent 1, 14:00 8th December 2018

Anchs travelled to Dulwich to face Kings College Hospital (“KCH”) who sat just below then on the Kent 1 league table, in what was expected to be a difficult encounter. What transpired was probably one of Anchs’ best performances of the season in difficult wet and windy conditions against a strong KCH side. The game started at pace and Anchs, playing up the slope, moved the ball to the wing only … Continue reading Kings College Hospital v Gillingham Anchorians London & SE Division -Shepherd Neame Kent 1, 14:00 8th December 2018

Gillingham Anchorians v Cranbrook London & SE Division – Kent League 1 14:00 1st December 2018

Anchorians hosted 5th placed Cranbrook in a Kent League 1 match on Saturday, which also doubled as the Tony Younger Memorial Cup. Following defeat in the equivalent fixture last year, Anchs expected a tough encounter made all the more difficult by the persistent drizzle. Playing with the elements in the first half the game started with both sides testing each other out. With Anchs on … Continue reading Gillingham Anchorians v Cranbrook London & SE Division – Kent League 1 14:00 1st December 2018

Ashford v Gillingham Anchorians London & SE Division – Kent 1, 15:00 27th October 2018

Anchs travelled to face an unbeated Ashford side sitting at the top of the Kent 1 table with a perfect record from 6 games, matching Anchs excellent start to the season. Faced with a pitch which had been widened to suit the Ashford side’s quick backline, on a cold and windy afternoon, it was clear that this was going to be a difficult encounter. In … Continue reading Ashford v Gillingham Anchorians London & SE Division – Kent 1, 15:00 27th October 2018

Gillingham Anchorians v Southwark Lancers London & SE Division – Kent 1, 15:00 20 th October 2018

Anchs returned to Darland Avenue, following a week’s break, to face 4th placed Southwark Lancers on a perfect Autumn afternoon ideally suited to Anchs running game. The visitors also showed a willingness to move the ball and it was only solid defence from both sides which prevented a higher scoring game. The game started well for Anchs with Kenton Parbutt making several strong runs from … Continue reading Gillingham Anchorians v Southwark Lancers London & SE Division – Kent 1, 15:00 20 th October 2018

New Ash Green v Gillingham Anchorians London & SE Division – Kent 1, 15:00 6th October 2018

Anchorians travelled to New Ash Green looking to extend their unbeaten run, but were faced with conditions which were a stark contrast to the previous week. The driving rain, wind and cold proved to be a leveller, and while both sides attempted to run the ball, handling was difficult and the game was much closer than might have been expected.   Anchs started well and … Continue reading New Ash Green v Gillingham Anchorians London & SE Division – Kent 1, 15:00 6th October 2018