A very successful pre-season game v Battersea Ironsides 1st XV. The young Raiders A side played attractive rugby and managed to win each of the three sessions.
On the adjacent pitch Azurians played Battersea Ironsides 2nd XV in their first warm-up fixture of the season and although they didn’t win were able to take many positives from the game.
Later Raiders played against Guildford 1st XV. Both sides contributed to make this an entertaining game for a sizeable crowd. Raiders eventually running out comfortable winners 64-19.
We thank both visiting clubs for travelling down to the South Coast today and hope they enjoyed the afternoon. We wish them every success in the up and coming season.
Raiders v Guildford – photos Colin Coulson
Raiders A v Battersea Ironsides 1st XV – photos by Colin Coulson