We thought that another score before halftime would secure the win and sure enough Sam Hewick plunged through under the posts in typical style and the conversion made it 3-27 at the interval.
The first period of the second half was a scrappy affair and at times supremely dull, then Worthing broke through again and Darren Clayton scored a well- earned try. Matt, on his way to a personal tally of 22 points converted. With the score at 3-34 Barking were now losing their scrums and Worthing took complete control.
Joe Govett scored a splendid individual try from a kick and chase, and following a fortuitous bounce Jamie Redmayne finished off his introduction to the fray with a brace of tries. Alex Neilsen touched down with still 10 minutes to go. The relentless conversion kicking by Matt McLean had moved the score 3 -58.
Final score then 3-58 and another 5 league points gained.
Team: Matt. McLean, Jack Maslen, Kiba Richards, Darren Clayton, Alex Neilsen, Ollie Luke, Joe Govett, Mickey Pointing, Matt Miles, Jordan McIntyre, Will Stutchbury, Charlie McGowan, James Arthur, Sam Hewick, Rob Smith.
Replacements (all used): Joe Burns, Jamie Redmayne, Kieran Leeming, Matt Farnes, Pete Cleveland
Many thanks must go to our hosts Barking RFC for their kind hospitality. We look forward to the return fixture at Roundstone Lane in the New Year.