Hellingly exact revenge over Crawley

James Grey
James Grey

Last weekend Hellingly Rugby Club recorded a hugely important 27-15 win over league rivals Crawley, in their quest to win promotion from Sussex One.

It was a revenge mission for Hellingly after they disappointingly missed out to Crawley 29-27, back in September.

Heading into the match it was fourth against fifth and a crucial game for both if they were to retain any hope of finishing in the league’s top two places.

The match had to take place at Eastbourne’s Park Avenue field after Hellingly’s ground was waterlogged.

That didn’t deter Nigel Gossedge’s men and their impressive team performance took them to second in the table, five points behind first place Eastbourne.

The loss now makes finishing in the top two and winning promotion a unrealistic goal for Crawley.

Gossedge’s high flyers will look to make it four wins on the trot at home against fourth place Burgess Hill on Saturday, a side Hellingly narrowly defeat 20-23 back in October.

Elsewhere in Sussex Spitfire Seaford Town made it two wins in a row after trouncing bottom side Rye, 44-10.

Seaford, who are now seventh in Sussex One, will look to continue their fine form this Saturday when they face up against the ever impressive league leaders Eastbourne Rugby Club away.