By Alan Erskine
Not much to change from last years match report!
We welcomed Worthing to the Rec hoping for a better result than last year's 5-29 loss.
Having re-read the match report from last year I could well have been reading the most recent match.
Again, the scoreline does not do justice to the game we all watched.
For large parts of the game we kept possession and territory which is all the more disappointing that we failed to get off the mark.
Throughout the game we played the better rugby and had more imagination and flair. We were consistent in our offside line unlike the visitors whose idea of 10m was somewhat nearer 4m!
Everyone played for each other and but for a couple of missed tackles the score would have been a lot closer.
If the first half was evenly matched (bar the score) the second half was completely dominated by 'Bridge with a good 20 mins being camped in Worthing's 22. Credit to their defence where it is due as they didn't look like cracking under the waves of pressure.
Eventually, through constant ruck infringements a yellow card was inevitable and was duly given. ( I'm sure this is last years report) Unfortunately we were unable to capitalise.
All the boys really enjoyed the game despite the loss which shows the quality of the rugby and how well they work together as a team.
It was universally hailed as the best performance from the team all season by the members of the senior squad who kindly came down to watch.
Too many good performances to mention save that Harry GOSTT again made the best of things under severe pressure. Ultimately, Ciaran HUTCHINSON deserved the man of the Match plaudits for some excellent try saving tackles and timely interventions in the line.
As I said last year, the coaches are really proud of the way the boys played and they should be proud of themselves.
Well Done (despite the score)