Club lost 36-23 to Coventry as friendly campaign is almost over – Worthing Raiders the final tune-up test


National League 1 side Blackheath play their final warm-up fixture at Worthing Raiders on Saturday (3pm).

Club lost 36-23 to Coventry last weekend, the greater power of the Championship side’s pack steered them to victory.

A Mark Cooke penalty put Blackheath ahead. Wing Junior Bulumakau and scrum-half Tom Kessell combined down the right flank for a converted try to give the visitors the lead.

Good handling by Blackheath saw Markus Burcham across, and a lovely line from Craig Dowsett off good line-out ball brought another try for the hosts.

But Coventry hooker Darren Dawidiuk was driven across twice, fly-half Rory Jennings adding a second successful strike at goal, to give the visitors a 19-13 interval lead.

Blackheath’s Jake Lloyd scored in the corner but almost immediately they lost possession allowing Jonas Mikalcius to hack forward, the ball sitting up nicely for the left-wing to restore Coventry’s six point advantage.

Prop James Gibbons crashed under the uprights for another Coventry score.

Lloyd nipped through a gap for his second try before a blind-side move from skipper and number-eight Ryan Burrows off a close-range scrum sealed Coventry’s win.

Please support your local paper by making a donation



Please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing recently: “A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.

So if you have enjoyed reading this story, and if you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can buy our newspaper or make a donation, which will allow us to continue to bring stories like this one to you both in print and online.

Everyone at the South London Press thanks you for your continued support.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *