Pulborough skipper Wise disappointed with his side’s showing at Heathfield

Action from Pulborough earlier in the season
Action from Pulborough earlier in the season
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Pulborough rugby captain Seth Wise was left feeling ‘disappointed’ after their 33-14 loss on Saturday, away to Heathfield and Waldron.

They dropped to eighth in London 3 South East, and, although Wise is happy with their start to the campaign, he was not happy with the team’s performance.

He said: “The main feeling I have from Saturday is disappointment because I felt we lacked a desire and an attitude that we have had in recent weeks. We got off to a slow start which didn’t help, but we did get better later on.

“We just had no hunger and it was disappointing. The difference was that they took their chances and we were well beaten by a decent side, but we have to be positive, so onwards and upward.”

Heathfield controlled from the kick-off, however, they did fall behind early on when Fraser Oliphant-Hope gained possession after a dodgy clearance kick and ran the ball home.

Moments later, Heathfield levelled the score after Seb Jones scored after an efficient lineout, with Harry Reilly converting. Sam Goatcher touched down to make it 12-7, before Reilly scored his second penalty of the match to make it 15-7. Heathfield then scored another two tries through Chris Elliott and Ethan Walker.

The second-half didn’t get much better for Pulborough as they conceded another try, before eventually pulling the score back to 30-14 through Sam Aviss’ score which Oliphant-Hope converted.

Pulborough: Blunden, Haulkhan, Varney, Nicholls, Baxter, Bullock, Leddra, Wise, Page, Hoi, Curtis, Burfiend, Lee, Oliphant-Hope, Aviss, Standing, Caddock, Game.