Pulborough RFC in a real fight to avoid relegation

Pulborough face a battle to stay in the league
Pulborough face a battle to stay in the league

Pulborough rugby coach Clay Saunders has warned the side they will need big improvements if they want to stay in London league rugby.

That’s after a ‘complacent’ 27-24 defeat away at Park House on Saturday saw them drop back into the bottom two of the London 3 South East table.

“The boys paid the ultimate price for complacency and a poor start,” coach Saunders said, adding: “We now have to really up our game if we are to stay in SE3.”

Tries from winger Harry Perry and prop Mickey Clay had Boro well in the match before three quick-fire scores for the hosts, and a yellow card for Boro’s Charlie Denman put Park House 20-12 up.

And despite a late rally from the visitors which included tries for Denman and Perry - his second of the day - Pulborough fell just short, the result seeing Park jump above them and out of the relegation places.