Plumpton lose away to table-topping Hove 3rds

PLUMPTON travelled to top-of-the-table Hove at the weekend, putting in a physical display but losing 29-3.

Plumpton steamed into Hove from the off, and, featuring a side containing 11 forwards, they used their physical superiority to boss their opposition. This, however, left them exposed to a quicker Hove back line who managed to score all their tries out wide. The game was a good spectacle for the large crowd, with no missed tackles, some thundering hits and impressive ball handling.

Plumpton’s points came from a Lewis Beale penalty, Beale getting under the skin of the opposition all game. Nigel Box, Brodie Forest and Rob Blake were the pick of the forwards, with impressive yardage from Sam Bates and Ben Carter in the back line.

Man-of-the-match, however, was Colm Evans, his second half runs from fly-half showing his class.

Plumpton now have a week’s rest before travelling to Littlehampton in their final league game, with Bognor pulling out of their final game with the Plums already.