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Raiders ground out a well-earned win against Bishop’s Stortford at Roundstone Lane, but the defibrillators were again on stand by during the last two minutes of the game.
The first few minutes of the match were pretty even and then in the 7th minute Charlie McGowan powered for the try line breaking two tackles and taking three Stortford players with him. He was stopped just short and Raiders were awarded the scrum. The ball came out and Josh Ibuanokpe drove for the line to score a try under the posts. Matt McLean converted.
Raiders 7 – Bishop’s Stortford 0
The next 10 minutes saw both sides make attacking forays into each others halves but without any reward.
Then on 18 minutes Bishop’s Stortford were awarded a penalty on the half way line which they took quickly and after a couple of drives and rucks they appeared to be making no headway. However, the ball came to fly half Coleman and after some slick interplay involving the winger, the ball found its way to Richard Gill who scored a try. Tom Coleman converted.
Raiders 7 – Bishop’s Stortford 7
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Worthing Raiders 24-22 Bishop Stortford
Sat 18th October
National League 2 South
Worthing Raiders 24 Bishop Stortford 22
Zoo Sports Shield Div 1
London Scottish Highlanders 22 Worthing Raiders A 15
Worthing Senior 1 81 Holbrook 0
Sussex League Two West
Littlehampton 50 Worthing Senior 2 21
Sussex League Two East
Seaford 2 35 Worthing Senior 3 5
JOHN WRIGHT 1932-2014
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of another long serving member of Worthing Rugby Club.
John peacefully died after a short illness on 27th September, 2014 aged 82. There will be a private family funeral.
A thanksgiving service will be held at St John the Evangelist Church,
Bury, West Sussex, on 22nd October at 11am.
Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society via Richard Steel and Partners of Winchester.
Our thought are with Valerie and the family.
500 CLUB WINNERS FOR SEPTEMBER
Congratulations to the winners of the September 500 Club Draw.
£200 #059 Nigel Lee
£50 #095 Frank Griffith
Drawn by the steady hand of Duncan Hart!
Thanks to all for their continued support - just recently we have been able to help by replacing the failed bar ice-maker, which was starting to cost the membership dearly in buying in ice both for drinks and injuries!
Well done and thanks to all who contribute from all the members who benefit!
Photos taken by Andy Wales
The story and outcome of this encounter away to Lydney was similar to last week against Taunton with Worthing Raiders losing the match in the last couple of minutes of the game.
After an evenly matched first 10 minutes, Raiders missed a penalty conversion attempt to go ahead. The first score came after 14 minutes when Raiders were penalised after a strong attack from Lydney. Tony Wicks converted.
Lydney 3 – Raiders 0
Raiders responded 6 minutes later when they were awarded a penalty. Matt McLean converted.
Lydney 3 – Raiders 3
On 24 minutes Lydney missed a penalty conversion attempt. After 26 minutes Raiders charged down a kick from Lydney and the ball found its way to Ben Dudley who scored under the posts. Matt McLean converted.
Lydney 3 – Raiders 10
On 35 minutes Calum Waters received the ball from a lineout and sprinted through to score under the posts. Matt McLean converted. Lydney 3 – Raiders 17
Two penalties were awarded to Raiders close to the Lydney line in the last couple of minutes which they chose to run rather than kick. However, they were unable to capitalise and extend their lead.
Lydney 18-17 Worthing Raiders
Crowborough 2 0 Worthing Senior 1 12
Sussex Two West
Worthing Senior 2 26 Norfolk Arms 24
Sussex Two East
Brighton 3 55 Worthing Senior 3 17
National Challenge SE1
Worthing Ladies 19 Jersey Ladies 19
REMEMBER REMEMBER MOVEMBER MOVEMBER
U7s FIRST FORAY INTO FESTIVAL FIXTURES
Last weekend WRFC U7s put four teams out at two local festivals at both Warlingham and Chichester.
Both teams at Warlingham had successes coming second in both pools.
One of our Chichester teams won their pool and then won the between pool final against Horsham U7s to become overall winners of that pool. The photo shows the happy boys who won at Chichester.
This was the first set of festivals for the under 7s. Thanks to all children, coaches and parents for making it possible.
Raiders were looking to extend their two match unbeaten record against top of the table Taunton Titans in front of a large partisan crowd at Roundstone Lane.
Raiders kicked off and both sides had forays into each others half when after 4 minutes the ball came back to Toby East from a Taunton ruck and he drop kicked through the posts.
Raiders 0 – Taunton 3
After 9 minutes Raiders successfully turned the ball over from a Taunton ruck and the ball found its way to Alex Nielsen who sprinted down field to score a try. Matt McLean successfully converted.
Raiders 7 – Taunton 3
On 13 minutes, Taunton was awarded a penalty 12 metres into the Raiders half and Gary Kingdom duly dispatched the ball between the posts.
Raiders 7 – Taunton 6
Two minutes later, Raiders were awarded a penalty and the ball was kicked into touch 12 meters from the Taunton try line.
The ball was taken cleanly and the pack powerfully drove over the line with Rob Smith touching down. Matt McLean kicked successfully.
Raiders 14 – Taunton 6
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Worthing Girls back in action!
Worthing Under 13's Girls
Worthing U13 Girls played their first competitive games of the season last Sunday. First up was a physical Ashford side who realising that fitness would tell in the second half, so were only up for half a game and quit while they were ahead. A quick turnaround resulted in a good win against Uckfield playing their debut game.
Seven girls made their Worthing debut on the day, and special thanks goes to those who helped out Uckfield by playing for them to make up numbers.
With another seven girls who have been training but could not play on the day, the season looks very promising for the U13 Girls who are still recruiting new players. We are training this Sunday at Roundstone Lane between 10.30 and 12 noon if you know any girls in school Year 6 upwards who might want to give rugby a try.