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Seven up as bottom side are sunk

Bognor ran in seven tries without reply to make it three wins on the trot in Hampshire Premier with an emphatic 41-0 victory over basement side Farnborough.


The Purple and Greens followed up their narrow 7-6 success at Alresford with a big home win at Hampshire Avenue and are sixth in the table.


The tries were scored by Lee Balchin, Shaun Bailey, Luke Inkle, Paddy Burnett, Jeremy Newton, Chris Webb and skipper Josh Burgess.


Burgess was pleased with the way his side did not let the winless visitors get a toehold in the game.


He told The Post: “We started strong and the forwards were dominant at the set-pieces.


“The backs also looked strong when getting the ball wide. It was hard work in the conditions but we controlled the game from start to finish.”


Bognor have the chance to keep their momentum rolling tomorrow when they head to Eastleigh II, who are second from bottom with two wins from eight games.


Chichester got off to a flying start against London One South promotion hopefuls Medway but were 20-10 losers in Kent.


After a weekend off, Blues were quick out of the blocks as Ben Robson went over within 30 seconds and Stuart Baker converted.


The hosts replied immediately with a penalty to narrow the deficit in an entertaining and close encounter.


Medway added a converted try just before half-time to edge ahead and then added another ten minutes after the turnaround.


Chichester got back to within a score of their hosts when Baker added a penalty off the tee.


Medway kicked a 65th-minute penalty to nudge further ahead and that was how it stayed.


Defeat means Chichester sit eighth in the table.


Chichester are back in action tomorrow with a good chance to improve their points haul as they host Dartfordians.


The visitors are bottom of the table without a win in nine matches but with three bonus points on the board.

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