Results

ClubPoints
Worthing22
Canterbury17

Date Time Season
17th Mar 2018 3:00 pm National League 2 South 2017/18

Match Report

Two late tries from Jonathan Murray, the second in the final play of the game, was just enough to salvage a losing bonus point in what was another hugely disappointing display by Canterbury.

Holding their own in the tight and winning ample first phase ball the city side contrived to waste too much possession and ruin too many opportunities to grab a foothold in a game they had targeted to end their losing run. Trailing by seventeen points shortly after half time to tries from David McIlwaine, Kemp Price and Harry Forshaw, plus a Matt Mclean conversion, the deficit owed as much to Canterbury’s handling errors and soft defence rather than Worthing’s enterprise.  Despite Canterbury stepping up their intensity in the second half and creating a number of good attacking positions they could make nothing of them as they continued to cough up the ball.  However, the city side have often proved that they are fighters and despite the error count and muddled options at half back they got some reward in the 57th minute. A well worked try for Frank Morgan, converted by Dan Smart, finally got them on the score sheet.

If that offered a glimmer of hope it was snuffed out when a slick Worthing move brought them a fourth try, scored by Henry Birch, which effectively killed off the game.  Then out of the blue came those late Canterbury touchdowns from Murray to give the impression that this had been a close contest.  In truth, the scoreline did not do justice to a Worthing side which deserved its victory while the city club’s problems continue to grow with five games remaining in the season.

Canterbury: A.Moss, I.Horner, J J Murray, S.Sterling, H.Sayers, D.Smart, K.Braithwaite, A.Cooper, T.Rogers, S.Kenny, R.Cadman, M.Corker, J.Rigby, S, Clark, M.Cantwell

Replacements: F.Morgan, J.Otto, L.Whetton, J,.Green, D.Bailey.

Andy Rogers

Worthing

Position T C P DG
 0000

Canterbury

# Player Position T C P DG
Aaron Cooper-0000
Aiden MossFull-back0000
Daniel SmartScrum half0100
David Bailey-0000
Frank Morgan-1000
Harry Sayers-0000
Isaiah Horner-0000
Jake Rigby-0000
James Green-0000
Jarvis OttoHooker0000
Jonathan Murray-2000
Kyan Braithwaite-0000
Louis Whetton-0000
Matt Corker-0000
Max Cantwell-0000
Royce CadmanLock0000
Sam SterlingCentre0000
Samuel KennyProp0000
Seb Clark-0000
Tom Rogers-0000
 Total 3100
T
0
3
C
0
1
P
0
0
DG
0
0

Worthing

Position T C P DG
 0000

Canterbury

# Player Position T C P DG
Aaron Cooper-0000
Aiden MossFull-back0000
Daniel SmartScrum half0100
David Bailey-0000
Frank Morgan-1000
Harry Sayers-0000
Isaiah Horner-0000
Jake Rigby-0000
James Green-0000
Jarvis OttoHooker0000
Jonathan Murray-2000
Kyan Braithwaite-0000
Louis Whetton-0000
Matt Corker-0000
Max Cantwell-0000
Royce CadmanLock0000
Sam SterlingCentre0000
Samuel KennyProp0000
Seb Clark-0000
Tom Rogers-0000
 Total 3100
T
0
3
C
0
1
P
0
0
DG
0
0

Match Venue

Worthing RFC
The Rugby Park, Roundstone Ln, Angmering, Littlehampton BN16 4AX