Pulborough RUFC have been told to show more confidence in their ability.
Skipper Richard Nicholls says his newly promoted Pulborough side can compete at this level if they show greater confidence in themselves.
That’s after they followed their opening day mauling with a closer defeat at Ashford on Saturday.
Boro started well but could not convert that into points and the hosts went ahead when their outside centre cut through the defence for a converted try for a 7-0 half-time lead.
Having missed an earlier kick, Alex Ryan slotted over a penalty early in the second half to reduce the deficit. But the hosts sealed the win with a second try from a scrum, and a successful penalty soon after made the final score 15-3.
Nicholls said: “I’m not sure what happened against Tunbridge Wells but this was a lot close, I’m disappointed we didn’t at least come away with a losing bonus point. Competing at this level is not unachievable, we just need to have confidence in each other.”
Elsewhere Holbrook IIs began their league campaign in spectacular style with a convincing 60-14 home win at home against Horley II. Ash Sporne and Matt Sprigge scored hat-tricks, with further tries from Rob McGeown, Jamie Boon, Mike James and Richard Smith.