Raiders make a positive start to the new year

Raiders captain Rob Smith
Raiders captain Rob Smith

WORTHING Raiders Rugby Club continued their winning streak with a 20-12 victory at Canterbury on Saturday.

Raiders led 13-0, before Canterbury fought back to bring the score back to 13-12 but a late converted try sealed the visitors’ win.

After three successive wins before Christmas, Raiders captain Rob Smith was delighted to continue their winning run and said: “It was a positive start to the new year and it was good to continue our momentum.

“We started the game really well but then eased off a bit, which gave them a sniff.

“However, we came back and pushed on hard for the final 20 minutes and finished the game off with some good play.”

Worthing, who remain sixth in the table, are now just 12 points behind second-placed Dorking, who lost 6-5 at home to fifth-placed Chinnor on Saturday.

Raiders entertain Chinnor at Roundstone Lane on Saturday, with a 2pm start, and Smith said: “With Chinnor beating Dorking, it makes this game even bigger than it already was.

“They have all their players back now but we’ll be looking to continue our positive start to the new year.”