Seconds set up a thrilling winner takes all showdown

Eastbourne Nomads are gunning for the title
Eastbourne Nomads are gunning for the title

Eastbourne seconds record a fine 29-3 victory against Cinque Ports to set up a winner takes all final day league showdown against Burgess Hill next week.

Cinque Ports made several incursions into Eastbourne territory but were held at bay by good defensive work. However, an early infringement by the visitors led to an easy penalty against them.

After ten minutes speedy Jack Linscott took off on a great run leading to a try under the posts. Although this was unconverted the next score ten minutes later saw Aaron Stevenson touch down and convert his own try. This was followed by a fine try by Adrian Moyo. The conversion was successful.

At half-time the score was 19-3 to Eastbourne. Ten minutes after the interval Alpha Rachier, having an excellent game in defence and attack, scored a well-deserved try. Good work by Jamie Adams and good support from other players saw Carl Slaughter touch down.

Next week sees the final and crucial game for the Nomads against Burgess Hill at Hampden Park at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Team : Imich, Edwins, Jackson, Palfreyman, Moyo, Shuttleworth, Hibben, Van Bentham, Aitkenhead, Stevenson, Delaney, Adams, Linscott, Rachier, Parr, Hunt, Slaughter, Shearing, J.Baldwin.

Last week the Under 14’s, on tour in Paignton, Devon, won the South Coast Trophy, beating Truro in the final.