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South London Storm were Victorious at both RLCP and LARL levels in the weekend encounters with Kent Ravens.
Storm firsts made it six wins in a row with a comprehensive victory over a Ravens side that never stopped battling.
The flood gates opened as early as the second minute when Darren Bartley strolled over under the posts for what would prove to be the first of 4 scores in a personal haul of 38 points.
After a Tom Claridge penalty got Ravens on the score board a burst of 4 tries in 10 minutes from Luke Bonner, Bartley again, Carl Zacharow and Will McLean, all goaled by Bartley gave Storm a 24-2 Lead with only a quarter of the game played.
Rather than taking their foot of the pedal with the game in the bag, Storm continued to press and were rewarded with a further 5 tries before half time. Tani Kingi was first up, regathering his own kick ahead to score, Darren Bartley followed completing his hat trick and Don Crawford, Luke Bonner and Dan Oldnow also went over.
Half time saw an Air display from Biggin Hill that kept the crowd entertained.
The second half saw Three further scores from Carlos Zacharow, Richard Singleton and Darren Bartley before and Injury to Ravens Sal Gasmi lead to the match being ended early. Happily he is now well on the road to recovery.
Final score (after 50 mins. Result Stands)
South London Storm 74 Kent Ravens 2
D Bartley 4 tries 11 goals, C Zacharow 2 tries, L Bonner 2 tries, W Mclean, R Singleton, D Oldnow, D Crawford, T Kingi all 1 try
South London 2nds secured their fisrt win of the LARL season with a comprehensive 82-10 win over Kent Ravens. Storm were 40-0 up at Half Time but continued pressing and were rewarded with the biggest score so far in the LARL this season.