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Gravesend RFC win the double after holding onto 27 point lead in Kent Cup Final

PUBLISHED: 15:22 28 April 2014

Gravesend RFC secured their second league and cup double in seven years beating Blackheath 27-24 in a gripping Kent Cup Final on Sunday at Footscray Rugby Club.

The result ensures club chairman Graham Haggar gets a perfect send off in his final year in the position.

Superb passing play with both backs and forwards in support of each other saw the G’s ease into a 27-0 lead.

However, after the referee sent two Gravesend players to the sin bin, Blackheath fought back to within three points their opposition.

But Gravesend managed to hold on to lift the cup with a dogged second half display.

Speaking after the game, Gravesend coach Malcolm Moaby said: “The league and cup double is special.

“After the disappointment of last season to bounce back in such style is a tribute to all the players, backroom staff, sponsors and members who have contributed to the team’s success.”

When asked about his side’s future, he added: “Planning for next season has already started and the aim is sustainability within the national leagues through recruitment and retention, increased revenue and sponsorship and the Gravesend spirit that runs at the heart of its success.”

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