Bognor Colts began their journey to the RFU National Colts final at Twickenham with a comprehensive win over high- flying Trojans at Hampshire Avenue last weekend.
Near perfect conditions helped Bognor start in positive fashion. Fly half Ben Woolnough released Lewis Decarteret into space and the speedster needed only a metre to step his way past the cover to score the opening try.
Bognor cut down many of the unenforced errors of previous weeks and added a second through Tyrone Masaki, who left the Trojans’ cover for dead as he skated home to score in the corner.
Decarteret converted from the touchline.
The lightning start continued. Scrum half Alfie Spurle took a quick tap on halfway, taking the visitors by surprise and sped round the outside to score.
German under 18 international Finn Glass put Bognor on the front foot. Smart play from Owen Henton gave Decarteret space to race over.
Gus Haplik was next on the scoresheet as he took a pass from Masaki to run in from half way.
Trojans hit back – their strong running centre cutting through and feeding his speedy winger for a great try under the posts.
In reply, strong running from James Billingham gave Decarteret room to touch down for his hat trick. Half time 40–7.
Bognor made a raft of changes at half time which stopped their flow initially.
But the two Charlies – Weller and Jays – linked well to give Bradley Smith the platform to crash over.
Then Jack Hickman and Ollie Page combined to allow Spurle to scamper under the posts for a great team try.
Decarteret ended proceedings after a majestic run from Foote which included a dozen elaborate dummies that astounded the crowd. Decarteret converted for a personal haul of 36 points.
Bognor Greens now wait to find out their second round opponents while the Purples travel to Cranleigh for a friendly fixture.