Plumpton beat local rivals Ditchling 15-6.
Tries either side of half time from Alex Aston and James Burgess, with a conversion and penalty from Welshman Colm Evans, saw the Plums to victory in a local derby that always brings an extra edge.
Despite playing against the wind and slope, Plumpton played positive attacking rugby from the off.
And despite going 0-3 down, second row Aston took advantage of a gap created by scrum half Lewis Beale on the halfway line, and, putting on the after burners, he handed of his opposite man and two wingers before running over the full back to score. That score came on the half hour.
Then a needless penalty from a ruck under the posts put Ditchling back into the lead. With the score 5-6 at half time, Plumpton still looked favourites, and so it proved. A try from bullocking fly half “the beef” Burgess was converted by Evans, who added a further penalty to seal the win.
Special mention goes to MoM Brodie Forest, who made significant yardage with the ball and also dominated the ruck.