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 […]

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 Lose out in game of two halves

Weavering Warriors II 31 St Leonards CP 29 (HT 7-24) A much changed Ports XV travelled to Kent to face a friendly against new opposition. For the first time Weavering had put together a 2nd XV but the core of the side was well drilled and organised. This was clear from the off and Ports […]

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 can’t ‘hang on’ in tough match with East Grinstead

East Grinstead II 30 St Leonards CP 10 (HT 0-7) The journey to East Grinstead is always a challenging one, and this league trip was made tougher for Ports with a number of injuries and unavailable players meaning that an unfamiliar looking squad took the field in heavy and wet conditions. From the kick-off though […]