Ports denied in semi-final clash

St Leonards CP 0 Crowborough II 31 (HT 0-19) Ports found themselves in the Sussex Bowl semi-final facing higher league opposition. Crowborough had beaten Ports twice last season on their way to a league title and came into this game as strong favourites. Both teams made errors from the off, while it was clear that […]

Short-handed Ports win out

Lordswood II – 15 St Leonards CP – 65 (HT 10-30) Injuries and unavailability meant that Ports travelled to the Medway towns with only ten players, bolstered by Rye stalwart Cezza, and Welsh centre Matt Mayatt. Lordswood loaned a player too, giving Ports 13 to face a full Lordswood squad. The strange quality of the […]

Dynamic Ports in turnaround win

Uckfield II 14 St Leonards CP 24 (HT 7-5) After a month since the last league game Ports took a sizeable squad to face an Uckfield team that had held its own in the league. The similar nature of the squads was apparent from the off. Uckfield carried strongly and Ports had to defend doggedly. […]

Scratch Ports push hosts hard

Medway IV – 29 St Leonards CP – 19 (HT 17-7) Ports eased into 2020 with a friendly after a month away from the pitch. The quickly arranged match saw a bare Ports squad of 15 travel to Rochester to face a sizeable Medway squad. The Ports XV had an unfamiliar look to it. Debutant […]

Ports can’t withstand Hellingly barrage

Hellingly II – 31 St Leonards CP – 12 (HT 10-12) Ports had won their last three league games, but travelled to Hellingly knowing that a strong home team would face them. The early exchanges were characterised by a well-organised Ports side in attack and defence. Matt Standen was a willing carrier throughout, he crashed […]

Ports run out of steam against ‘best ever’ Crowborough side

Crowborough II 62 St Leonards Cinque Ports 26 (HT 26-19) St Leonards Cinque Ports came into this game facing a very different Crowborough XV to the one they had beaten convincingly last season. A youthful and well organised team faced the Ports and in the early exchanges Ports had to be alert. George Upton made […]

Cinque Ports RFC celebrates successful season

St Leonards Cinque Ports RFC held its annual awards dinner at the Sussex Exchange on Saturday night celebrating a season where they had finished fifth after promotion to Sussex Division 3. Forty players, partners and family members were present to see a number of key awards being presented.   Chairman Paul Smart spoke about the development […]

Ports on the receiving end but they remain doggedly determined

Locks Heath Pumas – 75 St Leonards Cinque Ports – 17 (55-10 HT) For the two previous weeks Ports had heavily defeated two touring sides., now they found themselves on the receiving end against a well organised Locks Heath side that had just been promoted to Hampshire 1. The early exchanges were encouraging. Tom Ingram […]

Teaming up with Rye, Ports continue their winning ways

St Leonards/Rye XV 65 Alresford 27 (HT 31-5) After their own ground became unavailable Ports needed to find alternative arrangements to host touring Hampshire side Alresford RFC and Rye came to the rescue with a ground and a shared team. Ports provided the majority of players, but Rye provided dangerous backline runners and strong back […]