Raiders relegated after defeat at Old Albanian

WORTHING Raiders Rugby Club were relegated from National 1 this afternoon after a 33-20 defeat at Old Albanian.

Ollie Richards

Worthing needed to win to keep alive any chance of staying up and the match was level at 3-3 at half-time.

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Old Albanian ran in four tries to Raiders’ three in the second half and Henley Hawks’ 22-11 win at home to Loughborough Students ensured Raiders will make an immediate return to National 2 South.

Raiders complete their season at home to Wharfedale on April 26.

Other results: Blaydon 15-14 Fylde; Cinderford 32-46 Esher; Coventry 17-18 Doncaster; Henley 22-11 Loughborough Students; Hull Ionians 12-60 Rosslyn Park; Richmond 49-21 Tynedale; Wharfedale 19-24 Blackheath.