Worthing Raiders Academy v PGS 

Worthing travelled to PGS in the first round of the Natwest Cup, this was expected to be a tough encounter, and it was. The game began with Worthing carrying strongly through Max Ravadeut, Freddie Mouland and Jack Dootson. This enabled Worthing to get field position and camp themselves in the PGS 22. Worthing were unable to convert this into points and kept getting turned over or losing the ball, which allowed PGS to exit effectively. A series of mistakes and penalties led to Worthing being forced back into their own half, where PGS won and a penalty and duly converted (0-3). Worthing once again began the strong carrying game, led by our two Dutch internationals Bram Brauer and Jaap Van Der Vleuten. This led to Jaap almost putting Will Sanderson in for a try in the corner but it was pulled back for a forward pass. This led to a Worthing penalty and Will Sanderson converted. (3-3). 


Worthing began the second half poorly and a scrum on their 10m line led to a mistake from Worthing and allowed PGS to score under the posts, which was converted (3-10). Worthing were not flustered and came back strongly with Ollie Fielder coming to the fore with a hugely dominant carrying display throughout the whole of second half. Carrying from backs and forwards alike led to Max Ravadeut busting his way over. Missed conversion (8-10). From the kick-off Worthing once again out themselves under pressure and gave away a penalty in front of the posts around 40m out, PGS once again converted (8-13). There were now a series of strong exchanges in the midfield with the Worthing defence coming to the fore, Bram Brauer, Ryan Macmillian put in some really telling tackles. This led to a Worthing penalty 40m, Will Sanderson excellently struck the kick (11-13) with 13mins to play. From the kick-off Worthing were under pressure again, but managed to hold therm out. A Worthing scrum on their 5m line led to a brilliant Ollie Fielder break which took Worthing 50m up the pitch. Support from Will Beer meant the move continued. Worthing continued to carry strongly with Charlie Crossgrove, Rhys Litterick and Carl Mofffat leading the charge. This almost concluded in a try for Jaap, but he was judged to have knocked the ball on over the line. From the resulting line out Worthing won a penalty out on the left and Will Sanderson excellently converted (14-13). Worthing took the lead for the first time in the game, 3mins remaining. Worthing collected the kick-off and exited brilliantly through Aaron Linfield who had been excellent all game at this. A series of strong carries again resulted in Charlie Crossgrove breaking the line and almost scoring under the posts but was deemed to have had a double movement. This led to a nervy final 30seconds where possession was passed over several times, but Worthing stayed strong defensively and eventually forced a knock-on. A brilliant win for Worthing whose strong carrying game took them to victory. 

Final score: 14-13

Try scorer: Max Ravdeut

Penalty: Will Sanderson x2

Conversion :

MOM: Bram Brauer


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