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ImageClub Hampshire Under 20s hopes of repeating their final appearance of 2011 were cruelly shattered when they went down 30-50 to an impressive Kent side, but they were given a large chunk of viagra pd assistance when the men in red were forced to play some 71 minutes with only 14 men.

It was a match-defining moment when referee Mr Parsons decided that Hampshire winger Alex Tindall's tackle on his opposite number on just nine minutes was both late and cheap pill comparison cialis viagra a 'spear' tackle, although there did seem to be very little commosion amongst the viagra canada players on either side and all were expecting little more than a talking to but were left stunned by the appearance of the red card.

With Hampshire already 5-0 down at the time when the Group A winners showed some good movement in attack which resulted in an unconverted try after just seven minutes, the writing was firmly on the wall two minutes later although, hard as it was, Hampshire never gave up and did manage to score four tries.

Rob Paterson (Portsmouth University), who came in for his first start in the Hampshire shirt replacing Joel Knight, who was injured whilst playing for Havant the day before, slotted over a penalty from 30 yards to reduce the generic viagra minnesota arrears after Kent had added a penalty to cialis buy online their try but that was cancelled out almost immediately by a second Kent three-pointer from 40 metres.

But Hampshire fought back brilliantly when their powerful forwards pushed their opponents some 15 metres and skipper Rob Elsmore (Havant) was at the bottom of the pile to claim the try ... and cost his grandmother another £10 (Rob's grandmother gives him £10 every time he scores - that's his second in consecutive games for the skipper!).  Paterson added the additional points to cut the gap to just a single at 10-11.

And hope was raised when Kent had a player sent to the sin-bin as well.

It didn't take long, however, for Kent to make their man advantage count when the player returned and it came against the general run of play.  Some slick passing out of defence allowed them to score their second of the afternoon and they did it again before the buy cheap viagra online here break when they escaped from a good Hampshire attack and quickly ran through the gap created wide out to score under the posts.  From one point difference to 15 in the space of moments!

Paterson did add another penalty on the stroke of half-time, to give the scoreline a competitive look at 13-25 after a second Kent player was given his yellow marching orders before the interval.

Hampshire showed what could happen when the numbers were balanced when, after an early attack was thwarted, some good line-out play - which had been lacking once again int he Hampshire ranks generally - allowed replacement hooker Callum Black in for their second try of the afternoon and there was a sniff of cialis prescription india an opportunity.

It wasn't to be however.

Two penalties in quick succession for Kent was followed by two tries scored in lightning fashion as they released their pacy back division to score twice ended all hope that Hampshire had as they racked up 20 points in double-quick time to lead 18-45.

But even though the game was up, Hamshire continued to battle hard and buy viagra at safeway were rewarded when debutante Christian Jones (Gosport and Fareham) made his way to the line following good work in the forwards to give them half-a-chance with 11 minutes to play but Kent clocked up their 50th point of the afternoon when Hampshire's tackling left plenty to be desired and the winger crossed in the corner.

This Hampshire side don't know when they are beaten though and they ensured they had the final say.  After a couple of penalties, prop Nick Ovens (Hartpury College) when over for the consolation score on the final whistle.

So Hampshire's dream of a return to the County Championship final was left in tatters but Director of Rugby Tim Allen was far from displeased.  "To lose a player so early in the game made it extremely difficult to defend," he said.

"But Hampshire performed fantastically well and they can be rightly proud of what they have achieved and they are a credit to everyone.

"To score four tries in adversity like that shows the cost of cialis atwalmart extreme talent of this squad."

HAMPSHIRE UNDER 20s TEAM v Kent: James Hammond (Cardiff University/Fordingbridge), Jack Stott (Andover), Myles Roberts-Bailey (Newbury Blues), Rob Paterson (Portsmouth University), Alex Tindall (Southampton Solent University/Basingstoke), Callum Staff (Hartpury College), Charlie Cutler (Portsmouth); Rob Elsmore (Havant - captain), Joey Clark (Gosport and Fareham), Nick Ovens (Hartpury College), Sam Spicer (Winchester), Rob Gicquel (Portsmouth), Alex Bruce (Sussex University/Havant), Adam Long (Portsmouth), Alex Millar (Newbury Blues).  Replacements: Callum Black (Edinburgh Academicals), Mark Godfrey (Cardiff University), Will Buckland (Winchester), Lawrence Warren-West (Havant/Loughborough University), Gregor Irvine (US Portsmouth), Christian Jones (Gosport and Fareham)

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