Disappointing for pack but super Mark leads his side to a win at Worthing

Burgess Hill fielded three teams on Saturday and the 3rd XV travelled to Worthing where they beat the hosts’ 5th team 39-30.

Upon arrival Worthing advised they did not have an experienced front row and the game was played with uncontested scrums, which negated the large Hill pack.

Fly half James Mackie scored the opening try but Worthing replied swiftly with three tries in 10 minutes to make it 5-15.

Hill then seized the initiative and outstanding No 8 Mark Hennessey went over for a try that full back Ant Rawbin converted to leave it 12-15 at half time.

In the second half Hill added further tries through Hennessey (2), second row Matt Shine, inside centre Adam Richards (his first for the club) and prop Barry Skelhorn (his first of the season) to complete victory.