Category Archives: Under 13’s

U13 v Heathfield 22nd March 2015

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With the League season now completed, Shoreham U13’s, who finished a very credible 5th in the League, played another fixture against Heathfield, who finished 3rd in the League with the game between the 2 sides in the League finishing in a draw.




Shoreham started very strongly with some typical desiDSC_0338re and intent. 2 tries were scored with some powerful running, breaking the fragile Heathfield defence followed by 2 successful conversions.







Heathfield repeatedly came up against a stubborn determined Shoreham defence but finally broke through to score a try. Shoreham responded with some delightful passing rugby mixed up with their traditional power through the middle and scored a couple more tries to open up the gap in score with another couple of successful conversions. Heathfield scored a consolation try towards the end but Shoreham walked away with a very impressive performance and memorable scalp.

U13 v Crowborough 22nd Feb 2015

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Shoreham U13’s took the opportunity in this friendly against Crowborough to practice a few game play scenario’s they hope to use in their final League game of the season against Haywards Heath in a couple of weeks’ time.

Some superb team play opened up the opposition time and time again and most pleasing was the variable play that Shoreham demonstrated.DSC_0052


Precision kicking across the pitch to wingers running on, powerful forward play breaking the opponents line and some superb passing across the back line with speed and pace meant Crowborough were pleased to hear the final whistle.DSC_0017

U13 v East Grinstead 1st Feb 2015

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After a disappointing result against Eastbourne the week before Shoreham wanted to erase the memory of that with a strong performance against East Grinstead.


EG started strongly running in a well worked passing try.

This spurred Shoreham to react with the familiar passion and power which then saw them generate an immediate response and steamroller EG and run in 4 tries before half time with 2 conversions in difficult windy conditions.

DSC_0071EG ensured there was still a game on, pulling a try back, just before half time.

Shoreham started the second half determined to retain their dominance and scored 2 more tries with EG only able to score 1DSC_0107

Tremendous spirit and character from the whole Shoreham squad resulted in one of the best rugby performances they have given so far.


U13 v Eastbourne 25th Jan 2015

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A most thrilling game was played by Shoreham U13’s against Eastbourne on a wet large and heavy pitch.

Shoreham playing uphill in the first half were the strongest team but failing to score any points whilst camped within the Eastbourne 22m was to pay heavily as Eastbourne pounced and  scored 2 converted breakaway tries taking them into half time 14 points ahead.DSC_0066










Shoreham came out fighting again in the second half and scored an early try in the corner but failed to convert. 2 further Shoreham tries both converted took Shoreham in front in the game and but for some strong defending again from Eastbourne stopped them scoring a 4th try.

In the dying seconds of the game Eastbourne found a final breakaway run under the posts to score and win the game for the hosts.

U13 v Horsham 11th January 2015

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Shoreham U13 Horsham 3Shoreham U13’s travelled to Horsham after the home fixture was switched due to an unplayable pitch at Buckingham Park

Horsham currently above Shoreham in the Sussex League 1,  having played a game more than Shoreham, made home advantage pay after 5 minutes with a breakaway try.Shoreham U13 Horsham 1

Strength of attitude and heroic defensive play from Shoreham kept the score to 5 – 0 to half time

Shoreham U13 Horsham 2Shoreham started the second half with purpose supported by power and aggression and scored 3 tries with 2 converted and although Horsham came back with 2 late tries Shoreham had done enough to gain their first victory in Sussex League 1

U13’s v Heathfield

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Shoreham U13’s earned themselves their first League 1 points of the season in their first home game against Heathfield.

The home side started like lions and took an early lead with some superb pressure deep in the opposition half which eventually led to a strong charging run and placing the ball behind the line.

Heathfield then established a strong control of the game with some disciplined forward pressure, winning scrum and line out ball too regularly and ended the half with 2 tries and a conversion to take a 12 – 5 lead into half time.

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Another strong start to the second half from the opposition had Shoreham defending their line early on and that they did with typical commitment and character strength. Shoreham’s kicking game was a key defensive tactic throughout the game and eventually this turned to attack. A long kick into the opposition half was chased down by the Shoreham boys and after a couple of phases of play, the ball heroically won at the breakdown, was worked cleverly to allow the ball to be run in over for a try under the posts and a conversion to level the game.

U13’s v Chichester

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Shoreham suffered a defeat in their first Sussex League game at Chichester.

Chichester have a long history of developing strong teams and are one of the South East premier Rugby Clubs.

A powerful start from the hosts put Shoreham immediately under pressure and whilst the defence of Shoreham was committed it was breached early on.Shoreham U13 v Chi 2

Shoreham established a foothold in the game following this try and matched Chichester up to half time.

Chichester recognising Shoreham’s growing confidence in the first half, started the second, in the same way they did the first and broke through to again score early.

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A couple more tries with conversions helped the home side to victory, but Shoreham’s commitment and pride saw them still contesting every ball until the final whistle.Shoreham U13 v Chi 4

Shoreham are at home to Heathfield on Sunday 30th November at Buckingham Park Kick Off 11.30

U13’s v Hove

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Shoreham continued their unbeaten start to the season with their final friendly against Hove before they commence the League 1 games.

Hove started the game on the front foot with some serious pressure on the Shoreham try line which initially was defended only for the ball to be fired out wide for Hove to run in the first try of the game.Shoreham U13 Hove 2




Shoreham were jolted into a response and quickly established their control of the game with 3 powerful attacks resulting in tries and went in at half time 3 tries to 1 up.

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In the second half Shoreham were determined not to be caught out at the start and with the wind behind them stormed forward and struck with 3 quick well worked tries. Shoreham’s concentration left them for a short period and Hove capitalised with 2 late tries.

Shoreham play Chichester on 16th November in their first League 1 game


In their first season playing full rugby, Shoreham under 13’s started the season with an emphatic win over Bognor RFC with a score of  69 – 0.


This season the team are competing in Sussex League 1 and have a few friendlies lined up before the league games start in November. This week, Bognor travelled to Shoreham to play the first friendly of the season on the full size senior pitch at Buckingham Park.

The Shoreham team, although rusty in certain aspects of play, started this season the same way they finished last season with a ruthless powerful performance that blew away the opposition.






11 tries and 7 Conversions to nil was an illustration of the difference between the two sides but enables Shoreham to play the entire squad and experiment with options of players in different positions.

Great start to the season and hopefully the team will continue to step up as each game arrives.

U12 Uckfield Festival 27th April 2014

DSC_0086Shoreham U12’s took part at Uckfield, with the rest of the club’s age groups in a Sussex Festival for the last time, as next year they separate to play in the Sussex U13 League. 7 sides entered the U12 competition this year and each team played each other on a League basis.

Lewes 1 Shoreham 6

Strong, fluent and powerful Shoreham blew Lewes away in the first game

East Grinstead 0 Shoreham 3

The opposition put up a slightly stronger performance to the Shoreham power play, but could not maintain and the intensity of the Shoreham side overcame their defence.

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Eastbourne, Sussex Cup Runners Up, were the slicker of the 2 sides in the first half and always first to the breakdown making Shoreham pay the price with a try in the first half. Although improved in the second half Shoreham could not respond with a try.

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Although not performing to their normal standards Shoreham secured the victory with continued pressure and power

Haywards Heath 2 Shoreham 0

Shoreham were caught sleeping by the Sussex Cup winners with a couple of decisive and powerful tries through the middle from their opponents.

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Shoreham finished the festival in style back to their best with power and desire and this result gave them a third place finish in competition behind the 2 Sussex finalists.