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SATURDAY 14TH DECEMBER - RAIDERS V OLD ALBANIANS
VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED FOR THIS SATURDAY, 14TH DECEMBER, FOR CAR PARKING AND GATE DUTY
The Club need volunteers this Saturday to help with Car Parking and Gate Duty. Help is required from 11.30am to 2pm. Please call the office if you can help for some or all of the time - 01903 784706. Thank you.
FIXTURES FOR SATURDAY 14TH DECEMBER
NCA National League 1
Worthing Raiders v Old Albanians ko 2pm
Shield Division 1
Worthing Raiders A v Richmond Development 2 ko 2pm -
Worthing Raiders A v Richmond 2/3 ko 2pm - Cancelled
Sussex Intermediate League
Littlehampton v Worthing Senior 1 ko 2.15pm
Sussex Three West League
Worthing Senior 3 v Hove 4 ko 12.30pm
Wortihng RFC are hosting Old Albanians this week. The Raiders and Raiders As have matches against the OAs with both kicking off at 2pm. Darren Crabb Wealth Management are sponsoring the match and the U10s, also sponsored by Darren Crabb, are playing the Curtain Raiser against Lewes who were their opponents in the Sussex County Championship final.
There are still places available for the pre-match Christmas Lunch, please call the office if you wish to book - 01903 784706.
The Raiders travelled to Blaydon with a slightly different team, with Kiba Richards and Charlie McGowan not travelling due to injury and Matt Miles and Sam Hewick on the Bench.
From early Raiders infringements, Blaydon kicked to the corner and following a successful driving line out were touching down, the score went unconverted but Blaydon led early 5 - 0. Straight from the restart and a Raiders handling error led to the them giving Blaydon possession straight back.
A penalty on a Raiders scrum gave Blaydon an attacking scrum on the Raiders 10 metre line. An innocuous move blind saw the Blaydon wing find his way through the defence and score under the posts. The conversion was successful and the Raiders trailed 12 - 0.
Blaydon's third score came from a another penalty was put into the corner, after the Raiders stopped the drive. Blaydon went through numerous phases before their 8 was able to shrug off some ineffective tackling and score 15 metres to the left of the uprights. The conversion was successful and Blaydon led 19 - 0 after just 11 minutes.
The next 15 minutes was very scrappy with both sides not really stringing any phases together and both coughing up possession with ill discipline and handling errors. Liam Perkins left the field with a shoulder injury and was replaced by Sam Hewick.
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Glass of Fizz on arrival
Free Black & White photo per ticket(individuals/Family ) to mark the occasion
Canapés, Children's buffet
Fireworks at Midnight
See the attached for more details more...
Results from the weekend
Blaydon 45 - 14 Worthing Raiders
Worthing Senior I 32- 5 Hove III
Worthing Senior II 35 -5 Barnes Green
Worthing Ladies 34 -31 Guernsey Ladies
ANOTHER WORTHING PLAYER STARTS FOR ENGLAND
James Chisholm captained England U18s to victory over Australian Schools on Wednesday afternoon.
See his interview along with coach John Fletcher. (http://t.co/ZvQHFWhy3A)
MORE HONOURS FOR WORTHING
Piers O’Conor, who plays in The Raiders ‘A’s, has been selected for the Ireland Under 19s side (See link www.irishrugby.ie/news/30284.php) which is to play Australian Schools on Saturday December 14th.
As a point of interest Piers will play alongside another (ex) Worthing player, Frank Bradshaw Ryan, son of former Worthing Minis Chairman Mike Ryan, has also been selected. Congratulations and good luck to both.
BOXING DAY GAME
Thursday 26th December
Worthing v Academicals play a traditional Boxing Day Match. The kick-off is set for 12.00.
This year the captains will be:-
Worthing Captain – Grant Gatford (07966763656)
Academicals Captain - Josh Mills (07988842563)
Paul Sanderson (07831711431)
The bar will be open all afternoon and a finger buffet will be available.
(No Turkey sandwiches!)
If you wish to put your name down to play for either team please call either of the Captains or Paul for further details.
Matt Miles scores.
The Raiders welcomed fellow Newcomers to National 1 Henley Hawks to the Rugby Park for what was expected to be an exciting game after the two contests last year.
The Raiders made a number of changes from the win against Richmond the previous week, with Cleveland, Burns and Redmayne replacing Pointing, O’Sullivan and Gaynor who took their spots on the bench. In the backs, Alex Nielsen returned with Iain Greenwood dropping to the Bench.
The Raiders kicked off from left to right, and the game started at a fast pace with Henley looking to attack from the outset. The Hawks attack was met with some good defence from the Raiders, until on 7 minutes, the Hawks utilized an overlap and winger Bart went over in the corner. Comben was off target with the conversion and the Raiders found themselves behind early on.
For the next 10 minutes the play was back and forth and spent mainly in the middle third of the pitch, with both teams trying to attack. Eventually the Raiders found themselves into the Henley 22, and after numerous offences. Joe Govett stepped up and knocked over the penalty to reduce the deficit after 20 minutes. Henley 5 – 3 Raiders.
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SATURDAY 30TH NOVEMBER
On Saturday Worthing Raiders host Henley Hawks at Roundstone Lane. We are delighted that LGW Consultants are sponsoring the match and Miller Parris the lunch.
There are still a few places available for the lunch but the office will need to know numbers by Thursday 10am latest. Please call 01903 784706 to book your place.
Matches being played on Saturday 30th November:
NCA National 1
Worthing Raiders v Henley Hawks ko 2pm
The Shield Div 1
Worthing Raiders A v Henley Hawks 2 ko 2pm
Sussex Intermediate League
Horsham 2 v Worthing Senior 2
Sussex Two West League
Worthing Senior 2 v Norfolk Arms ko 2.30pm
Sussex Three West League
Shoreham 2 v Worthing Senior 3