Raiders suffer heaviest home loss for 13 months

WORTHING Raiders Rugby Club suffered their heaviest defeat at Roundstone Lane in 13 months on Saturday.

Raiders head coach Kieron Dawson

Raiders slipped to a 43-19 defeat against Cambridge in National 2 South.

Worthing had a 14-0 lead early on but the visitors fought back to send Raiders to a heavy defeat.

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It was Raiders’ penultimate home game of the season and head coach Kieron Dawson was far from pleased with the showing.

He said: “We had a chance to give a large crowd something to cheer about but it’s been a really inconsistent season from ourselves.

“However, our home form, as a whole, has been good and we would have hoped to win this.

“We just did not play anywhere near as well as we could have done and we were punished.”

Dawson was disappointed with the players’ attitude in the game.

He said: “It’s always nice to win in front of a home crowd but it looked as if the players were not bothered.

“You can talk about technical parts of this game but, if you do not bust a gut to get back in and defend, results like this will be a frequent occurrence.”