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Worthing Raiders head to Dry Leas this Saturday to renew rivalries with Henley Hawks our longest standing league opponents. Raiders will be make their seventh visit to Henley since National league fixtures started between the clubs in 2008.
Hawks have already secured promotion to National 1 as league Champions, but as always a very competitive fixture awaits, as Hawks will want to entertain and to reverse the result following their visit to Roundstone Lane in December. Raiders won that fixture in comprehensive style 30-7.
Hawks are unbeaten at Dry Leas this season, their last home defeat was on 25/1/2014 (Cinderford 5-12).
Raiders A hosted Sussex U20s under the floodlights at Roundstone Lane in what turned out to be an entertaining and competitive match.
Raiders A opened the scoring after five minutes when after some deft handling amongst the backs, Jack Maslen received a long pass and sprinted over the line to score in the corner after breaking two tackles.
There then followed a fifteen minute passage of play where both teams launched attacks but it was Raiders A who scored their second try having kicked for touch from a penalty. From the lineout the maul which formed steamrolled towards the try line before Joe Burns broke of the back and dived over to score.
The As extended their lead five minutes later when following some good work from the forwards and backs Loewy Simmons, who had looked very lively all evening, received the ball and sprinted twenty metres to score under the posts.
WORTHING RAIDERS A's 43 - 12 SUSSEX U20's
Worthing Raiders 'A' played Sussex U20 on Wednesday evening with a 43-12 win.
Sussex were using this game to prepare for their match against Herts in May. They used some new players and the Raiders A's also had some returning players turn up for this game. This match highlighted the fact that Sussex do have an U20's side that could, in future, filter into the England squad.
It was a really good evening with approximately 150 watching. Well done to the Raiders A's and good luck to Sussex in May.
Pictures to follow.
SUSSEX FINALS FOR TWO JUNIOR TEAMS
Worthing Raid On at all levels at Roundstone Lane. After an excellent season for all the junior teams, two teams have made the county finals. The under 16ís and under 14ís have both played some excellent rugby all season to make the finals. The Sussex Finals are to be held at Chichester RFC on Sunday 19th April 2015.
Under 14ís are playing Brighton with an 11.00hrs kick off
Under 16ís are also playing Brighton with a 12.30hrs kick off.
Please come down to Chichester on Sunday morning to watch our younger Raiders play. Parking is not great at Chichester, however there is plenty of parking in the Festival Theatre car park with a short walk up to the club.
Come along and enjoy a beer in the warm weather and watch some very good young players playing the sport we all love.
Come on Worthing.
Despite a slightly lacklustre performance by the Raiders in the course of beating Clifton, it didnít take the shine off a fantastic day at Roundstone Lane at the final home game of the 2014/2015 season.
The first five minutes was fairly even before Raiders took control for a ten minute period during which they opened their scoring through a Calum Watersí try after he received the ball from a rampaging Matt Miles following some good interplay between the backs and forwards. Matt McLean successfully converted.
Although they had not left their half at this stage it was to be Clifton who took control of the game launching attack after attack primarily through the forwards on the Raiders line which was resolutely defended through some awesome tackling.
Despite the run of play Raiders extended their lead in the 32nd minute when Ben Loosmore intercepted a Clifton pass on the twenty two metre line and sprinted in to score.
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Results from Saturday
National Two South
Raiders 24 Clifton 17
Zoo Sports Shield Div 1
Esher 2 v Raiders A - Conceded by Worthing
Senior 1 30 Crawley 1 22
RAIDERS LAST HOME GAME ON 11th APRIL
Duddles going for the line
The Raiders will be hosting Clifton for their last home game of the season, kick off is at 3pm. Due to the large number attending the lunch, people will be seated at 1pm for the Q&A session.
This game sees the last home match for Ben Dudley, who is a long serving stalwart of the club. He has decided to hang up his boots after many years of loyal service to the club.
Let's hope for a good attendance at his final home game and to thank the Raiders for their hard work, endeavour and entertainment throughout the season.
Also playing on Saturday 11th April
Zoo Sports Shield Div 1
Esher 2 v Worthing Raiders A
Worthing Senior 1 v Crawley 1 ko 3pm
Sussex Two West
Crawley 2 v Worthing Senior 2 ko 3pm
Sussex Two East
Uckfield 2 v Worthing Senior 3 ko 3pm
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SUMMER BALL 2015- Friday 5th June
Drinks Reception from 6.30 pm
3 Course Dinner 7.30pm
Auction & Raffle
Dance the night away to The Vipers
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