Rugby: Uckfield continue dominant start to season

Uckfield 1st XV continued their dominant start to the season with a 37-0 demolition of visitors Brighton II. uckfield-rugby-club-logo-un

On a clear afternoon with an excellent gathering of home supporters, Uckfield started the first half brightly, tackling fiercely, contesting the breakdown and winning turnover ball, especially through Alex Harle in the back row, writes head coach James Robinson.

With the line out and scrum functioning well, Uckfield were able to play at a high tempo, with the control needed to get width on the ball and release the excellent backs, who made several line breaks.

Brighton fielded a big and experienced pack who were disorganised on the day, and their inexperienced set of backs struggled to cope with wave after wave of Uckfield attacking play.

Buckland kicked a penalty to open Uckfield’s account, followed up with tries from Quay and Teager, leaving Brighton shell-shocked and trailing 15-0 at half time.

The second half saw not only an excellent attacking display by the home side, but some determined and organised defence which the visitors were unable to breach.

Uckfield off-loaded well, and Matt Evans made several sniping runs from scrum half which continually put Uckfield on the front foot.

Martin Chappell, playing his first game at Number 8, was powerful and effective from the base, whilst brother Gregg sealed two excellent tries from the wing.

Two yellow cards and several penalties were given away by the home side, but the lack of discipline did not affect the scoresheet, as further tries came from Matt Evans and Kiwi centre Dominic Scott.

Uckfield march on.

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