Sun 08
Bognor RFC Academy
Gosport & Fareham
Colts Academy make final preparations.

Colts Academy make final preparations.

By tom spurle
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Last pre-season game before league campaigns begin.

Bognor Rugby academy made their last preparations before the start of their league campaign on Sunday at home to a strong Gosport and Fareham squad.

Both squads had 30+ players so four quarters of 20 minutes were played allowing all players good game time.
The first quarter began badly as a well executed try from the talented opposition centre saw Gosport go into the lead with the first play of the game.
Bognor worked their way into the game by securing set piece ball but their pacey backs were stifled. Weller cut an excellent line to get over the gain line. Half backs Spurle and Gilbert-Jones moved the ball wide and number 8 Smith crashed over to tie things up.
Both sides changed full personnel for the second quarter which ended up scoreless but showing much promise.
The final quarters saw Bognor begin to dominate both possession and territory.
Teasdale hit his targets in the lineout and Robinson began to find room out wide.
Smart play from Barker and Masaki saw Smith charge over for his second try converted by Hickman. Decarteret then collected a clearance kick after Billingham had been held up, danced round the opposition to score before converting his own try to end the game.

Next week - league action begins. Bognor Greens travel to Ellingham and Ringwood while the Purples visit Eastliegh.

Giles, Piotr, Weller, Teasdale, Towler S,
Thompson, Norrell, Henson O, Henson H, Thomas, Smith B, Masaki, Barker, Southern, Wright S, Towler J, Spurle, Chitty, Page, Gilbert-Jones, Haplik, Henton, Robinson C, Robinson J, Wright A, Billingham, Hickman, Decarteret, Smith H

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Match date

Sun 08, Sep 2019