Worthing traveled to Reigate College on Wednesday afternoon to play in the NatWest Vase round 4. The Blues went with positive attitude following on from good training in the week and a renewed vigor for U18 Cup rugby.
The game could not have started better for the visitors as they crossed over after only 58secs as Harkin went under the horns and was converted by Gibson 7-0 Blues.
Direct from the KO interplay between all units lead to Hassan scoring 10m to the left of the left hand upright. Again converted and Blues up 14-0 with Reigate having yet to touch the ball in anger.
Tessier was next in on the action, Doughty fed Fogerty in turn giving Tessier a bit to do and he managed well to trot under the horns. 21-0 Blues. No sooner had the dust settled on that score but the other winger Harkin finished his second, well. The move started from the defensive 22m and along the left hand touch line. He then beat three defenders and made his way under the posts. Gibson adding the extras again. 28-0 Blues.
Gibson then beat the last defender and went over converting again. 35-0 Blues. Fogerty got a piece of the scoring action with another converted try leading to a Worthing advantage of 42-0. Captain Lake now crossed the line again close to the posts keeping the conversion manageable and Gibson continues his run of form to make it 49-0 Blues. With what was to be the last play of the match the Blues moved the ball through a number of pairs of hands and it ended up in the possession of Scott and he managed to dot down for the only unconverted try of the match. Final score WCRB 54 Reigate Colege 0.
In a very short match, self inflicted by the hard running and high conversion rate the Blues didn’t get the toughest of challenges in any facet of play. However the home side worked hard continued to put up the fight until the the official called time.
Good performances from all with out being outstanding owing to the lack of time to play. Pleasing moments came from Ali getting his first touch and ‘Get off the Bus’ in Blues rugby and the ambition to play from all concerned in order to get the job done.
One match leads to another and next week another trip into NatWest competition. Venue and opponent to be confirmed.
MOM: Alfie Dunk