Rugby: Chichester youngsters hammer Horsham

Chichester RFC under-14s
Chichester RFC under-14s

Chichester RFC under-14s put on a fantastic display of rugby at Oaklands Park to win 73-10 against a full-strength Horsham side.

Choosing to play with the wind behind them in the first half, Chichester immediately put pressure on the Horsham pack, using well-worked drills to gain turnover and allowing Lewis Woolcombe to burst through the Horsham defensive line after five minutes for the first try.

Chichester used the wind to their advantage, pinning Horsham into their 22, and Jackson Chamberlain ran on to a crash ball and went through the Horsham forwards on his way over the line, with Simon Ward converting to make the score 12-0

Horsham scored a try after good pressure on the halfway line.

The pace of the game started to intensify and, from a turnover scrum, the ball was worked out to the wing and the impressive Joe Knight showed his pace and strength to put the ball over with Ward’s second conversion making the score 19-5.

Horsham started to wobble and further scores from Ollie Pulleybank, one set up by Joe Knight, made the score at half-time 31-5.

The second half continued in the same vein and there were further tries from Luke Potter, Jamie Holmes (2), Ward, Woolcombe, Cameron Gillespie and Pulleybank plus further conversions from Ward and Elliot Haydon.

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