VIDEO: Sport in 2014 - Chichester RFC win promotion

Day three of our 14-day look back at the local sporting highlights of 2014 takes us to Oaklands Park, where Chichester RFC were roared on to promotion to the National League for the first time in their history.

After finishing second in London one south, they faced a one-off play-off against Eton Manor for a place in National three London south east.

Chichester Players celebrate promotion after the play-off win versus Eton Manor   Picture by Chris Hatton

Chichester Players celebrate promotion after the play-off win versus Eton Manor Picture by Chris Hatton

They were asked in the Observer to be heroes – and were. The Blues beat Eton Manor 25-16 in the play-off on an afternoon never to be forgotten.

More than 1,000 packed around the touchline to see the city club secure a place in National three London south east, the first time in their 88-year history they have played at such a high level.

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