WCRG signed off their BCS campaign for the season with a resounding victory over the enthusiastic and motivated Berkshire side. Worthing took only 4 mins to get on the score board with some scintillating running rugby. Tries were not going to be an issue with the conditions great for expansive rugby and the Greens took full advantage scoring 3 tries in 3mins after 15mins.
Half time came around and Worthing continued with their dominance in nearly every facet of the game, getting great go forward and creating chances all over the pitch. The dominance was such that chances were slipping through the fingers as concentration dropped and the match moved to its conclusion. Berkshire managed an excellent team try with just 5mins left to play, the effort from all concerned more than deserved the score. Plenty of heart, grit and determination shown even in the face of a crushing defeat. Each of the Berkshire players must be commended on the effort shown and some of the Worthing players could take note with a tough off season in the near future. Worthing concluded the match with a score of their own to top the cake with the proverbial cherry. Fife and Callaja dominated the scrummage while Boxall ran delicious lines around the break down. Lee organised like a Boss and made a real claim for a starting Blues jersey next year. Wand got on but didn’t manage that all illusive WCR try that he had been chasing for three years! Bathurst and Cook managed the line out well with Bathurst being a real threat with the ball and Cook doing some great defensive work. McGowan and Clarkson were again getting through plenty of the dog work without much recognition, but the team couldn’t function without them! Lynch added one of the early tries as great support lines got him in the right place at the right time, one of his best displays of the year no question. Hammond again played his robust carrying role excellently and showed he has the ability to perform at this and higher levels competently. Hunter and Steggles got the backs moving well and their quality of service was the reason that the backs got over for so many of the tries. Monaghan stepped into the 10 slot confidently and moved the ball well as did Scott while he held the field, both making early claims for the 10 jersey next yr. The running in the midfield and outside backs was nothing short of brilliant. Freeman ran with energy and evasive skills a plenty as did Mitchell. Mitchell scored a length of the field ‘Worldie’ to add to his collection. Cox was strong on the ball and carried into the heart of the defence on numerous occasions and managed a try of his own as a result. Byrne partnered Cox and together they terrorised the opposition defensive line creating the space for those outside. Fowler at 15 was the beneficiary of some of the top work inside him and with the chances offered beat the first defender nearly every time. A strong performance as we lead into the trials process and all can be happy with their performances individually. More to come and plenty to work on. Well done man.
Tries: Mitchell 3, Cox, Lynch, Freeman 2, Fowler, Bathurst,
Cons: Bathurst 2, Byrne, Scott,
MOM: Mitchell, Bathurst