Home start for rugby club

Hastings & Bexhill will begin the new season at home
Hastings & Bexhill will begin the new season at home

Hastings & Bexhill will kick-off the 2012/13 Kent One season on home soil.

H&B will begin the campaign with a visit from Old Gravesendians on September 15. Fifth-placed H&B finished two positions and 22 points above OGs last term, and beat them home and away.

The William Parker Sports College-based outfit will travel to Beccehamian the following weekend and will end the campaign with a trip to Old Gravesendians on April 13.

With last season’s champions Gillingham Anchorians and runners-up Vigo having been promoted to London Three South East and no teams having come down from above, Kent One appears to be up for grabs in 2012/13.

Two clubs, King’s College Hospital and Southwark Lancers, have come up from Kent Two, while only New Ash Green have been relegated, leaving a total of 11 sides and 20 league fixtures.

Hastings & Bexhill RFC’s Kent One fixtures 2012/13: September 15 Old Gravesendians (h), September 22 Beccehamian (a), October 6 Southwark Lancers (a), October 20 King’s College Hospital (h), October 27 Whitstable (a), November 3 HSBC (h), November 17 Cranbrook (a), November 24 Dartfordians (h), December 8 Shooters Hill (h), December 15 Sittingbourne (a), January 5 Beccehamian (h), January 19 Southwark Lancers (h), January 26 King’s College Hospital (a), February 9 Whitstable (h), February 16 HSBC (a), March 2 Cranbrook (h), March 9 Dartfordians (a), March 23 Shooters Hill (a), April 6 Sittingbourne (h), April 13 Old Gravesendians (a).