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Leaders are next up for in-form Bognor

Bognor RFC will face the ultimate test of their title hopes when they welcome leaders Basingstoke to Hampshire Avenue tomorrow.


The Purple and Greens have found their form in recent weeks, stringing together a run of four bonus point victories in a row.


The latest came last weekend when they crushed Tottonians IIs 59-0 away.


The nine try blitz consolidated Bognor’s third place position in Hampshire Premier and means they are ten points behind the leaders before their visit this weekend (2pm).


After suffering a 46-15 reverse at the hands of the table toppers back in September, the Purple and Greens will be looking for a much better performance against a side who have a 100 per cent record so far this campaign.


They will need to get off to a quicker start than they did against Tottonians when five penalties in the first quarter allowed the home side to get on the front foot.


A skirmish that followed then reduced both sides to 14 with Darren Bidwell seeing red.


Bognor managed to break the deadlock just before the break as fly half Dave Sweeney threw a long pass to Jeremy Newton-Young who put winger Paddy Burnett over.


Into the second half and Bognor were much improved with Sam Newcombe (3), Josh Burgess, George Castleton and first team debutant Sam Hay (2) rounding off the scoring, with Sweeney adding extras to wrap up the 59-0 victory.


–Bognor Women’s Rugby Team are recruiting for new team members.


No experience is needed to join the club as enthusiastic recruits will be taught everything they need to know by the coaches.


The club has no age limit and all kit needed will be provided. All people need is a desire to have fun and learn a new game.


Training sessions run every Wednesday evening from 6.30pm to 8pm and some Sundays from 10am to 12pm at Bognor Regis Rugby Club in Hampshire Avenue. For more details visit the club’s Facebook page.

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