Boro continue to find the going tough ahead of big clash with bottom club

Gillingham Anc. 41

Pulborough 20

Pulborough’s struggles continued with a defeat at Gillingham Anchorians on a decidedly chilly Saturday.

And that was after a fine start saw them race into a two try lead before the hosts pegged them back, though the four-try bonus point was some consolation.

Skipper Richard Nicholls said: “It was a disappointing effort defensively, they were a decent side but they were beatable. We need to up our game physically.”

Playing up the hill first, Mickey Clay scored a push over try from a catch and drive from a lineout. Toby Steel then scored on the right after latching onto Max Barson’s kick.

But three tries from the hosts saw them lead at half time, and three further scores after the break all but ended the contest.

Boro gave themselves a glimmer of hope with two more tries from George Hockin and Olly Coombe-Tennant, before Gillingham scored with the final move of the match.

Boro are third bottom, above Park House and Vigo. “We’ve beaten Park House and we play Vigo at home this Saturday so a big effort is needed,” Nicholls added, while praising Hockin and Josh Haulkman for their performances.