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Bognor road trip brings its reward

By Jack Hornibrook
sport@sussexpost.co.uk

 

With the poor weather persisting and ruling out any home fixtures at Hampshire Avenue, the first team travelled to honour their league fixture against Alresford.

 

The Royals were postponed and the third team travelled away to Crawley.

 

The first team had a convincing 20-6 victory in a return fixture against opponents who made it much tougher in the first clash of the season when they forced Bognor to battle for a narrow win.

 

The backs led the way in the scoring through tries from Elvis Millen, Paddy Burnett and Sam Newcombe.

 

Fly half Jeremy Newton Young added a conversion and a penalty.

 

The forwards created the platform with the likes of man of the match Chris Webb providing strong ball carries and the momentum to unleash the backs.

 

The win leaves Bognor fifth in the Hampshire Premier table.

 

They have games in hand on the four sides above them.

 

Bognor are scheduled to be at home tomorrow against Eastleigh II in another rearranged league fixture.

 

The third team travelled to Crawley and came away with a 29-10 victory.

 

Again, the selection team used the opportunity to blood in the youngsters of the club. Charlie Weller made his senior debut while Ethan Teasdale, Harry Smith and James Billingham also featured.

 

A Colts development team played Petersfield in a friendly and lost 19-7.

 

Charlie Jays scored the try in a man of the match performance converted by Nathan Chitty.

 

The team host Cranleigh RFC Colts on Sunday.

 

First Team: C. Webb, M. Voigt, T. James, S. Stevens, N. Thompson, L. Balchin, A. Knight, J. Burgess (C), S. Newcombe, J. Newton Young, F. Hayes, E. Millen, P. Burnett, C. Hay, L. Decarteret, C. Ali ,J. Foote, F. Burgess.

 

Third Team: K. Szymanczyk, H. Edwards, C. Pigden, S. Hull, J. Merrett, C. Weller, B. Hopkins, T. Orchard, B. Wilkinson, M. Szulc, E. Teasdale, A. Groome, H. Smith, B. Hares, J. Billingham, N. Baker, M. Reed, M. Matafwali, J. Fisk, H. Fisk, M. Weller, K. Matthews.

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