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SATURDAY 21st DECEMBER
Although there are no Worthing home games being played at Roundstone Lane the clubhouse and bar will be open from 2.30pm for those who wish to watch the Aviva Premiership game Saracens v Leicester Tigers ko 3.15pm.
Everyone wishing to avoid the last minute shopping rush are very welcome to chill out here.
BOXING DAY GAME
Thursday 26th December
Worthing v Academicals play a traditional Boxing Day Match. The kick-off is set for 12.00.
This year the captains will be:-
Worthing Captain – Grant Gatford (07966763656)
Academicals Captain - Josh Mills (07988842563)
Paul Sanderson (07831711431)
The bar will be open all afternoon and a finger buffet will be available.
(No Turkey sandwiches!)
If you wish to put your name down to play for either team please call either of the Captains or Paul for further details.
Glass of Fizz on arrival
Free Black & White photo per ticket(individuals/Family ) to mark the occasion
Canapés, Children's buffet
Fireworks at Midnight
See the attached for more details more...
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES
The Raiders made a number of changes in response to the disappointing result away to Blaydon the previous week. Pete Cleveland and Joe Burns started either side of returning skipper Matt Miles, Charlie McGowan returned to the second row to partner Scott Barlow and Simon Gaynor moved to the 6 shirt in a new back row alongside Sam Hewick and Jamie Redmayne. The Back line saw Ben Loosmore return to the wing in place of top scorer Alex Nielsen who dropped to the bench, he was joined there by Joe Govett, Will Stutchbury, Mickey Pointing and Kerry O’Sullivan.
The game started at a frantic place with some good early breaks from the visitors finding themselves in Raiders territory. In their 2 visits early on they left with the 2 penalties from the boot of Rayner. They sandwiched a yellow card to McGowan as with the Raiders in a promising position in the OA’s 22, the referee deemed wreckless use of the boot so after just 5 minutes McGowan was given a 10 minute rest.
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Results from Saturday
National 1 League
Worthing Raiders 31 Old Albanians 32
Worthing Raiders 30 Richmond Dev 22
Sussex Intermediate League
Littlehampton 5 Worthing Senior 1 34
Kieron Dawson coaching at
the ERP training session
With 60 players recently selected for this season's Emerging Raider Programme, last Saturday's first session proved to be a great success. With the expertise of Raiders coaches Kieron Dawson and Nick Buoy on hand, along with Raiders players Ben Dudley and Matt Farnes, the aim of this session was to introduce the lads to "Raiders rugby".
This is the 2nd season for the ERP and word is beginning to spread. We hope that the remainder of Sussex will buy into this process and meetings are being held with a number of clubs to determine whether players from outside Worthing can also take part.
As the premier club in the area it is vital we provide long term support for the Raiders to ensure we continue with a highest level of rugby, which is the primary function of the ERP.
Our next event is a training group 1 fixture (13's & 14's) with Brighton College on Saturday 25th January. So come along and support your future Raiders!!!
Photos on the next page.
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The Raiders travelled to Blaydon with a slightly different team, with Kiba Richards and Charlie McGowan not travelling due to injury and Matt Miles and Sam Hewick on the Bench.
From early Raiders infringements, Blaydon kicked to the corner and following a successful driving line out were touching down, the score went unconverted but Blaydon led early 5 - 0. Straight from the restart and a Raiders handling error led to the them giving Blaydon possession straight back.
A penalty on a Raiders scrum gave Blaydon an attacking scrum on the Raiders 10 metre line. An innocuous move blind saw the Blaydon wing find his way through the defence and score under the posts. The conversion was successful and the Raiders trailed 12 - 0.
Blaydon's third score came from a another penalty was put into the corner, after the Raiders stopped the drive. Blaydon went through numerous phases before their 8 was able to shrug off some ineffective tackling and score 15 metres to the left of the uprights. The conversion was successful and Blaydon led 19 - 0 after just 11 minutes.
The next 15 minutes was very scrappy with both sides not really stringing any phases together and both coughing up possession with ill discipline and handling errors. Liam Perkins left the field with a shoulder injury and was replaced by Sam Hewick.
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Results from the weekend
Blaydon 45 - 14 Worthing Raiders
Worthing Senior I 32- 5 Hove III
Worthing Senior II 35 -5 Barnes Green
Worthing Ladies 34 -31 Guernsey Ladies
ANOTHER WORTHING PLAYER STARTS FOR ENGLAND
James Chisholm captained England U18s to victory over Australian Schools on Wednesday afternoon.
See his interview along with coach John Fletcher. (http://t.co/ZvQHFWhy3A)