Worthing traveled to one of the local rivals to play the BCS cup fixture in windy cold conditions. The home team having a good season to this point and expecting to beat the young Greens team that is still finding its feet in the grade.
The match kicked off and 7 seconds later captain Morris was in the bin for a tip tackle. Bad things could have been expected from this point but only one score was conceded as the Greens defence was excellent in the card period.
BHASVIC played some good rugby but were constantly repelled by the competent and committed Worthing D line. Special mention must go to Beecham, Thompson and Cox in the midfield as they defended brilliantly to stop a number of promising attacks. The back row was getting around the field slowing opposition ball with Wand, Agostini and especially Cook doing great work over the ball. While the counter ruck was very effective in reducing attacking opportunities this being spearheaded by Morris, ably assisted by Ali, Lee and Calleja. McGowan carried well into the collision and made plenty of ground as did Mee in the second period. The back three of Freeman, Peskett and Fowler was a threat with the ball and continued the defensive dog without.
At the half Worthing were only 17-0 down having defended manfully and offered some threat in attack although thwarted at the last on a couple of occasions.
The start of the second half Boxhall made an immediate impact by tackling the catcher and turning the ball over. His front row partner Blackmoore came on and made good runs with the ball, offloading and building the continuity well. Clarkson added energy around the pitch working well at the break down and in the loose. Reynolds was brilliant on the wing in defence making a number of important interjections to keep the score down. Pleasingly the again stand in scrum half Bathurst kept the tempo up and was the heart beat of the team, linking well with 10 Beecham who played his best match thus far for college.
Taking all into account a brave and impressive loss but the best performance from the Greens only allowing one try in the second period and that was with the last play.
Great effort and more building blocks in place, well done.
Woody Cox- great go forward with the ball and high offensive tackle count.