Rye Rugby Club made it two wins from two in 2013 on Saturday, winning 15-9 at home to struggling Newick in Sussex One.
It was another game which Rye dominated without being able to kill off their opponents. The deadlock was broken on 20 minutes when a good backs move sent Ben Short clear and he outpaced two Newick players to touch down.
Jamie Moore converted and gave Rye a 10-point half time advantage with a long range penalty. After the break, the visitors came back into the game with three penalties.
With just a point separating the sides, more heavy pressure on the Newick backs saw Rye eventually score again with 15 minutes remaining. A Moore overlap found Gary Edmunds, who raced in.
Despite the missed conversion, Rye stood firm and remained disciplined to pick up another deserved win - their third over Newick this season. See Friday’s Rye Observer for a full report and reaction.
Standings (played-points): 1 Burgess Hill 13-58, 2 Eastbourne 13-55, 3 Chichester III 13-38, 4 RYE 13-36, 5 Brighton II 13-30, 6 Holbrook 13-29, 7 Seaford 11-28, 8 Haywards Heath II 10-26, 9 Newick 12-15, 10 Lewes II 12-14, 11 Hove III 12-11, 12 Midhurst 11-8.