On a lovely Wednesday afternoon Worthing travelled to the Weald 6thform college to play in the NatWest vase. Worthing started the game slow and this was clean to see with the weald scoring off a scrum, which came from an offside decision at the kick off. The first half was a learning curve for most of the boys that they need to be switch on as soon as we get off the bus which leaded to the Weald pulling ahead to a 24-5 lead, with Nathan Thompson scoring in the first half.
Worthing came out with a fire and desire in the second half knowing they had nothing to lose in this half. This lead to some great rugby being played with the team playing the system’s and working effectively around the park, with Lewis Bradford starting the coming back by effectively snipering around the break down to score, then Misho Atanasov scoring next with some good work by the forwards picking and going near the posts and finally Morgan Tomlinson scored the final try set up by Will Rawlinson but he still had some work to do by beating 2 defenders to score in the corner this brought the game to 27-24. Sadly, it wasn’t to be and the Weald managed to see the game out to be rightful winners on the day however it can’t be understate the work that Worthing did.
At the end of the game it was clean to see the boys were frustrated that they didn’t win the game nonetheless there were some many great performances for example, the forwards really step in up a gear the week being dominating the scrums, line outs all game. One forward deserves more credit that was Jack Dengate who was a dominate carrier all day, tackled hard and was a thorn in the side of the Weald all game.
Tries: Nathan Thompson, Morgan Tomlinson, Lewis Bradford, Misho Atanasov
Conversions: 2 Dan Cade
Other outstanding performers: