They we’re run away winners of their pool group beating Horsham 4 – 2, Haywards Heath 8 – 3,
Guernsey 6 – 2 and local rivals Hove 5 – 2.
This meant a wait in the cold wind for all the other teams to play their runners up games before
they could contest the final against a second Horsham side.
Saving their best rugby of the day till this last game they started strongly against one of the strongest sides in Sussex.
With the score 2 – 2 at half time Shoreham’s vocal travelling support could scent a fifth victory.
The second half was a war of attrition with territory not readily conceded. Players from both sides suffered knocks as last ditched tackles flew in. It was with a mighty effort and some neat handling that Horsham scored a breakaway try and ,as Shoreham pressed ever harder in the last minute, a fourth try. Horsham the eventual winners by 4 – 2.
Shoreham’ s tournament was a whole team performance with every player contributing handsomely in attack and defence. A special mention, though, must be made of Thomas Molee and Reuban Edmundson who between them scored an impressive 19 try’s.