Hellingly prove no push overs, but Pulborough make it two wins from two

Pulborough secured a 33-25 victory over Hellingly in London 3 South East
Pulborough secured a 33-25 victory over Hellingly in London 3 South East

Head coach Clayton Saunders warned his players not to underestimate Hellingly and they proved wise words as Pulborough edged out their 33-25 on Saturday.

Tries from Brad Game (two), Harry Short and Alex Ryan along with two Frazer Oliphant-Hope conversions and three penalties saw ‘Borough make it two wins from two.

With only 15 minutes left in the game, the scores were locked up at 25-25, before a penalty in front of the posts resulted in a three-point lead.

A match-winning try from Ryan saw the lead extend to eight, but Pulborough were forced to defend their line for the final three minutes against a battling Hellingly.

Saunders said: “It was another tough day at the office on Saturday. And if Hellingly can keep improving, they’ll cause a few upsets in London 3 South East. I told the boys during the week,

do not underestimate these boys. They will not be push overs and Hellingly did not disappoint.”

Pulborough: Blunden, Leeding, Gue, Baldwin, Beesley, Leddra, Serna, Short, Keating, Oliphant-Hope, Game, Lee, Burnett, Ryan, Barber. Subs: Williams, Atkins.