Raiders record first win of the season

WORTHING Raiders Rugby Club recorded their first-ever win in National 1 with a 50-45 success at Fylde on Saturday (September 28).

Fylde had won all three of their games heading into the match and led 21-12 in the first half, before Raiders closed the gap to 21-17 at half-time.

Worthing started the second half with 26 unanswered points to move 43-21 ahead, before the hosts closed the gap to 43-38.

A converted try took Raiders 50-38 ahead and they held on to win, despite a late converted try by Fylde.

Worthing take five points from the bonus-point win and on Saturday (October 5) host Loughborough Students, who lost for the first time this season on Saturday - 50-43 at home to Blackheath.

Full match report and reaction in the October 3 edition of the Worthing Herald.