Raiders record sixth straight home success

Raiders' Charlie McGowan
Raiders' Charlie McGowan

WORTHING Raiders Rugby Club made it six consecutive victories at Roundstone Lane with a 25-13 home triumph against Cornish All Blacks this afternoon.

Raiders have not tasted defeat on home soil since a 28-24 defeat against Dings Crusaders in the National 2 South and two tries from Matt McLean, while efforts from Calum Waters and Alex Nielsen ensured another victory.

Worthing were quick out of the blocks and bagged their first try inside a minute as McLean touched down.

The visitors responded well, though, as John Barrie Chapman went over before Kieron Lewitt converted to put their side 10-5 in front on 15 minutes.

Lewitt then kicked over a penalty to extend Cornish All Blacks lead six minutes before the break.

McLean went over for his second try of the contest and then converted a minute later as the home side trailed 13-12 at the interval.

Raiders were dominate in the second period, though, with tries from Nielsen, his 16th of the campaign, and Waters ensured that it was another home success.

Worthing travel to Bishop Stortford in their rearranged National 2 South encounter next weekend.

WORTHING RAIDERS: Storer, Miles, Sargent, Barlow, McGowan, South, Redmayne, Perkins; Waters, Leeming, Nielsen, Coxon-Smith, Loosmore, Marchant, McLean. Subs: Walker, Hewick, Smith, Paddenburg, Piper.