Canterbury vs Worthing Raiders



Worthing Raiders11010Loss


Date Time League Season Full Time
06/10/2018 3:00 pm National Division Two South 2018-2019 80'


Saturday 6th October

Match report and photos by Colin Coulson.

Game six saw Raiders on the road again, this time in a very wet Canterbury. Harry Forrest returned to the team after injury and George Hammond made his debut on the bench. With Kiba Richards unavailable Harrison Sims started in the centre.

The day started with light rain which gradually got worse as kick off time grew near. Raiders kicked off playing down the slope.

The game was very stop start with many handling errors by both sides. The early exchanges were pretty even until after a good attacking phase by Raiders, the home side conceded a penalty and Matt McLean took the three points. 0-3 after 15 minutes.

On a day like this errors can be decisive in determining the outcome and so it was that Canterbury capitalised twice in the half and took a 14-3 lead. Shortly before half time Raiders almost scored after an excellent break out of defence by Matt Walsh but were eventually thwarted by the home sides defence.

Half time score: Canterbury 14 Worthing Raiders 3

Raiders played up the slope in the second half. There was no further score for the first fifteen minutes until Matt McLean made a clean break through the Canterbury defence resulting in a scrum to Raiders near the try line. From the scrum Liam Perkins went over for a try and Matt McLean converted. (14-10)

Raiders created chances but for a variety of reasons couldn’t turn any of them into points. The game was evenly balanced.

The crucial score of the game unfortunately went to the home side giving them a 21-10 lead.

The final minutes of the game saw Raiders putting constant pressure on the home defence deep in their twenty two metre area, but try as they did they could not achieve the score that could have gained them a bonus point.

A disappointing result in awful conditions. Raiders played well enough to at least earn a bonus point for their effort.

Although an error strewn game the visitors produced positive performances all over the pitch. The scrum and lineout worked well and the backs looked dangerous when they attacked with the ball in hand.

Thanks to the supporters who made the journey and endured the horrible weather conditions.

Final Score: Canterbury 21 Worthing Raiders 10

Referee: Louis Biggs


# Player Position Red Card Yellow Card T C P DG
1Aaron CooperProp01 (53')0000
2Tristian KingHooker000000
3Sam KennyProp000000
4Royce CadmanLock000000
5Matt CorkerLock000000
6Louis WhettonBack Row000000
7Sean StapletonBack Row01 (78')0000
8Jamie StephensBack Row001 (20')000
9Dan SmartScrum-Half001 (33')000
10Harvey YoungFly-Half0003 (20', 33', 58')00
11Jonathan MurrayWing000000
12Sam SterlingCentre001 (58')000
13Sam GoatleyCentre000000
14Ricky MackintoshWing000000
15Aiden MossFull-Back000000
16Kyle Braithwaite-000000
17Jarvis Otto-000000
18James Green-000000
19Charlie Grime-000000
20Tyler Oliver-000000
 Total 023300

Worthing Raiders

# Player Position Red Card Yellow Card T C P DG
1Henry BirchProp000000
2Elliott Luke 18Hooker000000
3Tom Adams 17Prop000000
4Jack LakeLock000000
5Jack Lee 20Lock000000
6George HarrisBack Row000000
7John DaweBack Row000000
8Liam PerkinsBack Row001 (56')000
9Matt WalshScrum-Half000000
10Matt McLeanFly-Half, Centre0001 (56')1 (15')0
11Curtis BarnesWing000000
12Jack ForrestCentre000000
13Harrison SimsCentre000000
14Sam Boyland 19Wing000000
15Harry ForrestFull-Back000000
16Will Gearing-GriefHooker000000
17Kieran Sassone 3Prop000000
18Grant Gatford 2Prop000000
19Jack Maslen 14Full-Back000000
20George Hammond 5-000000
 Total 001110
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