Rugby: Thurrock overcome injuries to defeat Chichester

Thurrock 20 v 5 Chichester

FOR the third consecutive Saturday the rain came and Thurrock despite numerous injury problems reversed a heavy defeat at Chichester earlier in the season

The visitors arrived a little late but they dominated the match for the first 20 minutes but resolute defence kept them at bay, and Thurrock gradually grew into the game and started to link the phases together and started to pin Chichester in their own half and made it pay has Chris Shorter was bundled over the line, Jake Barrand added the conversion

Chichester came back and from a catch and drive they reduced the deficit to 7-5 at the break

The second half opening minutes started has Thurrock being the most likely to score but it took 20 minutes and a piece of brilliance from Sonny Gay has he tiptoed down the line and out paced the cover defence to score with Barrand adding the conversion

Barrand extended the lead with a penalty to 17-5 before the visitors scored their second unconverted try to keep tension on the Thurrock faithful but Barrand second penalty gave them breathing space and a much deserved win

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