Worthing College 2nd XV 38 St Philip Howard 5

A cold and windy Barnham awaited the Greens in this Sussex League contest, which had been targeted as a ‘Must Win’ for the developing squad. It turned into a try fest for the Greens and one that was well overdue and well deserved. This performance had been in the post for a while, pleasingly it arrive this side of Xmas.

Howard kicked off and the Greens produced the best passage of play either Worthing College squad has produced all season. A mixture of good continuity, support play and evasive running took the visitors 80m and into a scoring opportunity, unfortunately the final pass was not given.

The rest of the half was spent with the Greens building pressure and scoring three tries and two conversions to lead 19-5 at the half.

The standard of rugby that the Greens were now playing was pretty special and if a touch of restraint had been shown the score could have been greater. The ambition, enthusiasm and endeavour on display considering the conditions was admirable. The skills, running lines and commitment to the collision top notch. However the tactical decision making let the team down to the tune of at least four tries. Fortunately for the Greens in this match it didn’t create too much of an issue.

The forwards were excellent and have really started to function together as a unit. Parkin made numerous tackles, Dingle carried and linked well. The entire front five played an important part in the scrum and line out dominance and were well marshalled by Richards-Hart. The backs ran well with Seacombe scoring twice and captain Thompson scoring his first try for college. But with all of the great performances from all parts of the team there were two stand outs in the 38- 5 win.

Forwards: Tom Adams, excellent work rate, strong scrummage, great ball carries and solid tackle count.

Backs: Matt Rigglesworth, awesome work under the high ball in difficult conditions, Excellent direct evasive counter attack running with a huge numbers of defenders beaten.

Tries: Dingle 3, Seacombe 2, Thompson

Coversions: Thompson 4

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