Crawley run in six tries past Crowborough in league return

Crawley Rugby Club's Dean Riley in action against Eastbourne. 'Pic: John Waltonj SUS-151002-115150002
Crawley Rugby Club's Dean Riley in action against Eastbourne. 'Pic: John Waltonj SUS-151002-115150002

Crawley scored six tries as they relaunched their assult on the Sussex League table after a break caused by bad weather.

The game started and Crowborough looked strong, with age and experience on their side we knew that we would have to use our youth and skills to get the result we wanted.

Some excellent kicking from Alfie Spurgeon led to Crawley being camped inside their 22 and after some strong and determined forward play, Mark Stevenson crossed the line with help from Barry Theobald to score his first first team try.

Huw Bowen only needed the slightest space to break their defence, passing the ball to veteran winger Andrew Evans there was still a lot of work to do.

Using some slick footwork, Andrew chipped the ball over their winger and collected it to score probably the try of the season.

Some interesting decisions from the ref allowed Crowborough a penalty within range of the posts and they took full advantage of this and came away with three points.

Being only 14-3 up at half-time we knew that the job was not yet done.

With some great running from Huw Bowen, Robert Gillat, Chris Thompson and Ross Keeley and Kieran Gosling not only winning our own line-outs but also 90% of theirs we crossed the line again with tries from Bowen, Ben Searle and Alfie Spurgeon.

To finish off Richard Hewitt exploded through their line and put the ball under the posts giving Crawley six tries.