Worthing 12 V BHASVIC 36
The Worthing Green squad approached this game as favorites, but a series of errors and a lack of clinical play ultimately cost them the game. The game started strongly from both teams with some strong phases put together by both teams. The strong Worthing defence kept out BHASVIC through good pressure by Matt Collier and Jacob Parkin. Regan Peaster made it difficult for BHASVIC to win clean ball with some strong work at the breakdown. This strong defence eventually all Worthing to win the ball in their half. After some strong scrummaging work by Tom Adams, Tom Youngs and George Jones the ball was released to Jimmy Seacombe who mad a strong carry in the midfield. This led to quick ball and Ollie Jordan was able to release the pressure with a strong kick. This forced BHASVIC into a poor of their own and gave Worthing possession on the BHASVIC 22m line. Some miscommunication at the lineout saw Worthing lose possession, and after a swift counter attack Worthing found themselves underneath their posts.
The restart saw Worthing gain possession and they attack with vigour, with Matt Collier carrying strongly, unfortunately an error gifted BHASVIC the ball and they cleared their lines. From the kick the ball laned in ever solid and reliable arms of Callum Morin, who then set off. He ran around the first defend, beat the next two for pace, before finally dancing past the fullback and scoring a brilliant individual try. Worthing retained the ball off the kick off due to some good work by Jacob Parkin. Antoher mistake though cost Worthing possession and a scrum was awarded to BHASVIC. After some strong defence the Worthing a metal lapse allowed BHASVIC through to score their second try. The restart saw a missed tackle which allowed BHASVIC to break away for their third try. Off the next restart some good work by Mike Dingle allowed Worthing to win the ball and start the attack. Some good footwork by Ollie Jordan and a strong carry by Conor Thompson got Worthing over the gain line. Ollie then shipped the ball to Matt Wrigglesworth who after a good break got hauled down just short. Jacob Mogre next produced a strong carry, and after that quick ball Mike Dingle crashed over to make it 12-19 at half-time, with momentum to Worthing.
The second half was probably one of the most frustrating halves of rugby the greens have had this season. The half started strongly with some good restart work by Mike Dingle and a very strong carry took Worthing into BHASVIC’s half. This produced quick ball and Worthing attacked, first a break by Matt Collier and secondly Conor Thompson who when attempting to throw the try scoring offload to Matt Wrigglesworth, misjudged it and the move broke down. This started a scurry on the floor which ended up with BHASVIC kicking the ball through and scoring under the posts. A deep restart saw Worthing gather possession on the 22m line and begin clear their lines, a moment of madness saw Worthing change their mind and decide to attack a weak pass which ended up in the arms of the BHASVIC winger led to a score. Callum Morin was also doing a fantastic job at stopping the BHASVIC line breaks and made several brilliant cover tackles, stopping certain tries. Worthing did not lose heart and kept trying to attack with good tempo led by Jacob Richards-Hart and Alfie Harrison. Strong carries and good impact by the returning Dario Packham and the powerful Mike Dingle got Worthing on the front foot. Unfortunately an error at the back of the ruck saw ball hacked through again from BHASVIC with the same outcome, another try. Worthing kept on plugging away and kept trying to attack an some good lineout work by Tom Young and Marcus Lynch set Worthing a platform.
Unfortunately too many errors at key moments and some unfortunate bounces of the ball cost Worthing dearly. Learning is required in these moments so the errors are minimized. The tries scored were very good, but too many mistakes allowed BHASVIC to gain an upper hand in the game and ultimately take the win.
Try scorers: Micheal Dingle, Callum Morin
Conv: Matt Collier
MOM: Callum Morin – For a fearless counter attacking and a brilliant display of defence again