Rugby – Pulborough’s great winning run continues

Pulborough’s pitch again triumphed over the elements – a tribute to groundsmen Kevin Church and Gavin Leach’s preparation – after Holbrook’s ground was declared unfit. Pulborough won easily in the end – their seventeenth consecutive victory – but initial indications were not favourable after they failed to capitalise on an early scoring opportunity and then let Holbrook over for an unconverted try. A penalty followed, giving the visitors an eight nil lead. Pulborough responded with a try, the strong wind hindering kicking. Acting captain Seth Wise said: “Holbrook put us under a lot of pressure, so we had a chat at half time, sorting out the complacency.” Richard Nicholls added: “We recovered from our slow start and made up for it by being unstoppable in the second half.” The game finished in driving, drenching rain sending spectators scurrying for cover but, despite a late consolation for Holbrook, Borough  dominated after the interval crossing the line eight more times. The tries came from Ewan Calloway, Hamish Godman-Dorington, Jack Ledra and the three Wills – Jourdan, Scrase and Truscott – the latter kicking nine further points – and a hat trick from Guy Baxter, who said: “We coasted early on but then they found it difficult to keep up with us!”

With five matches left Borough on 81 points – 18 ahead of Crawley who have a game in hand – return to league action on March 1st with a visit to tenth in the table Crowborough

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