Raiders comfortably beaten by Park

WORTHING Raiders Rugby Club suffered a disappointing 48-17 defeat at Rosslyn Park in National 1 this afternoon.

It was Raiders’ fourth straight defeat of the season and leaves them with just one win from their eight matches.

Park took the lead with an early penalty and then grabbed a 10-0 advantage with a converted try from a rolling maul.

Rob Smith crossed for Raider to pull a try back, but a line-out error saw the hosts put down a converted try.

Simon Gaynor pulled another try back and a successful conversion from Joe Govett got the score back to 17-12.

Park, however, immediately hit back and added another five points before the break.

A penalty try and another score gave Park a 34-12 lead in the second half, before Dan Sargent crossed for Raiders.

The hosts, however, added another two converted tries before full-time for a comfortably victory.

Full report and reaction in next week’s paper.