The day was bright with a light northerly wind and with the pitch surface in near perfect condition. Joe Govett kicked off towards the Spotted Cow.
The first score came after 4 minutes as Jamie Redmayne broke clear on a straight run from a lineout, with Joe Govett finishing off with a try. Matt McLean kicked the first of no less than 9 conversions. Raiders were on their way to what proved to be a clinical victory!
Taunton settled into the game quickly and in the early stages pressurised the home line through a series of scrums and lineouts. They were rarely able to cross the gain line with the Raiders defenders in midfield playing at their best, and on the 20 minute mark Richard Briggs attacked and Joe Govett, in close support as usual, touched down.
The scene was set and Raiders added another try before half time as Jack Maslen and Matt McLean combined to make it 19-0 at half time. Taunton full back Gary Kingdom was holding his side together with encouragement from the back but they clearly needed a strong start to the second half.
It was not however to be as Worthing scored twice straight after the restart through James Arthur and Finlay Coxon-Smith and the score leapt to 31-0 with Matt converting magnificently from the touch line.
Taunton were sharing the possession from the set pieces and rucks but were unable to make forward progress whilst Worthing, always threatening from their share, used the open and narrow side of the pitch to vary their attacks.
The remainder of the second half saw Worthing adding steadily to their tally as Taunton laboured resolutely to contain them but further tries from Matt Mclean, Jack Maslen (2), Kiba Richards and Michael Stubbs (2), took their total to 73 with the conversions.
Final score 73-5, Taunton having scored a try by prop Alex Chase following a lineout.
Worthing another 5 league points through 11 tries and 9 conversions.