It was a hardy parent who braved the elements last week to watch the semi-final of the U12 Sussex Cup.
Like the team kit afterwards, the match between St Andrew’s Prep and Dorothy Stringer School was certainly no white wash.
The Stringer boys looked hungry for the win and certainly seemed to have clinched it at half time with the score at 14-0.
The half time pep talk from St Andrew’s director of sport, Chris Pinch, must have been a good one as the home team suddenly found their form and, with three tries and no further score from the Stringers, the final score was 19-14 to St Andrew’s.
The final against Brighton College has been postponed due to the Great British weather and will be played next term - enough time for the kit to be washed several times.