Rye see off Newick yet again

Gary Edmunds was one of Rye's tryscorers
Gary Edmunds was one of Rye's tryscorers

Rye Rugby Club made it two wins from two in 2013 on Saturday, winning 15-9 at home to struggling Newick in Sussex One.

It was another game which Rye dominated without being able to kill off their opponents. The deadlock was broken on 20 minutes when a good backs move sent Ben Short clear and he outpaced two Newick players to touch down.

Jamie Moore converted and gave Rye a 10-point half time advantage with a long range penalty. After the break, the visitors came back into the game with three penalties.

With just a point separating the sides, more heavy pressure on the Newick backs saw Rye eventually score again with 15 minutes remaining. A Moore overlap found Gary Edmunds, who raced in.

Despite the missed conversion, Rye stood firm and remained disciplined to pick up another deserved win - their third over Newick this season. See Friday’s Rye Observer for a full report and reaction.

Standings (played-points): 1 Burgess Hill 13-58, 2 Eastbourne 13-55, 3 Chichester III 13-38, 4 RYE 13-36, 5 Brighton II 13-30, 6 Holbrook 13-29, 7 Seaford 11-28, 8 Haywards Heath II 10-26, 9 Newick 12-15, 10 Lewes II 12-14, 11 Hove III 12-11, 12 Midhurst 11-8.