The Colts finally got to blow away their Christmas cobwebs with their first fixture of 2017. It was a league game that saw friendly foes, Pulborough RFC, travel to Rugby Park. The match saw college team mates pitted against each other for the last time in their junior career. It was clear both sides were looking forward to the match. Pulborough started the stronger of the two sides. For the first 5-10 minutes our guests came at the Worthing lads. However, they were unable to make the most of their hard work due to the strong Worthing defence holding firm. The home side took confidence in their ability and started putting together some good moves, pushing and pushing at the Pulborough line. Worthing won a penalty and chose to take a scrum with Sam Myles crossing the line off the back of the set play. A great short run over. A second try shortly followed on the wing with Bennett chipping and running the ball over. Hendry duly converted 13-0 on the score board. Bennett then went over for another try following good forward interplay with Hendry obliging once again. 20-0. After further pressure, Pulborough conceded yet another penalty. This time Hendry went for the points and got them 23-0. Worthing went on to demonstrate their confidence in their set pieces with Shepherd scoring from a driving line out in smooth fashion. Hendry kicked for the conversion and kept up a great afternoon scoring tally.
Special mention should go to Sam Myles who suffered a facial injury which halted play for a while but pleased to say that he is in recovery.
Head Coach Andy Turner said “After an extended mid-season break we produced a very solid first half performance in a physical encounter against motivated opposition. In taxing conditions clinical finishing was the key to success with some good individual skill, decision making and game management. Second half didn’t quite live up to the first as indiscipline crept into the game”