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. […]

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 […]

Dogged Ports turn the tide

St Leonards CP – 22 Heathfield & Waldron II – 10 (HT 5-10) Ports hosted a Heathfield team sitting at the top of the league, having already lost the first fixture earlier in the season. Heathfield were slightly short-handed and Ports loaned them veteran Craig Barningham to begin the game in parity. Ports continued to […]

Mature Ports win case for defence

St Leonards CP – 18 Rye – 7 (HT 10-7) Rugby is often a free-flowing game, but sometimes like today an arm wrestle between two evenly matched sides can provide real spectacle. With both sides evenly matched in the league in the opening seconds Rye strung together a slick set of offloads and support runs […]

Well-organised Ports triumph at Lewes

Lewes II – 10 St Leonards Cinque Ports – 48 (HT 10-24) Ports returned to league action with a trip to a Lewes side who had beaten Ports twice the last season. Ports had a competitive squad and despite hosting, Lewes were short-handed with Ports veterans Gavin Thomas and Kim Wan starting the game in […]

Ports overwhelm Eastbourne in cup clash

Eastbourne II 5 St Leonards CP 22 (HT 0-17) Ports found themselves with a strong squad as they made their Sussex Bowl bow in wet and windy conditions under the lights in Eastbourne. Despite having beaten Eastbourne convincingly in the league earlier in the season, Ports took the field knowing they had never won a […]

Ports were resolute but outgunned by strong Ashford side

Ashford Barbarians 28 St Leonards Cinque Ports 14 (HT 7-7) After their opening friendly with Hellingly was cancelled, Ports travelled to Kent with an extra layer of rust to shake off. The opposition had already played a couple of friendlies, and this showed in the opening exchanges. Ashford carried well and it took strong tackles […]

Ports celebrate successful season

St Leonards CP congregated at Sussex Exchange to celebrate its 12th annual dinner dance, celebrating a season that saw them finish fourth in Sussex Division 3 and play an unprecedented 28 games. Proceedings were led by Chairman Paul Smart and Team-manager Gavin Thomas. Smart opened proceedings capturing the highlights of the season. Notable wins against local rivals […]

Ports nudged out in thrilling match

St Leonards CP 17 Sittingbourne 21 (HT 7-0) After Ports record breaking win against Sittingbournes 3rd XV, the return fixture was a very different experience as Sittingbourne brought a strengthened and combative team. The early exchanges were brutal but no side could take control. Max Olujobi who the opposition had identified as a danger man […]