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Leaders are next up for bouncing Blues

Chichester RFC’s mini-march up the table will be put to the ultimate test when they welcome leaders Brighton to Oaklands Park tomorrow (2.30pm).

 

The Blues are on the up after two good bonus points away wins on the bounce, first at Havant and they last time out at Dartfordians a fortnight ago.

 

That ten point haul has lifted Chi up to tenth in the 14 team London South One, five points clear of the bottom three.

 

But Blues will need to continue to perform at those high levels tomorrow when their Sussex rivals make the trip along the A27.

 

With Brighton losing two of their last four Chi do have a sniff of causing an upset. But they will know full well that the visitors will want to repeat their 44-21 win over Blues back in October to ensure they stay in pole position in the division.

 

Elsewhere, Bognor will put a three match winning run on the line when they head to New Milton and District tomorrow (TBC).

 

The Purple and Greens are third in the Hampshire Premier, five points behind Sandown & Shanklin in second.

 

To keep the pressure on the sides above them, Bognor will want to claim maximum points in the New Forest.

 

With the firsts in good form, the feel- good factor is rubbing off on other sides at Hampshire Avenue.

 

Last weekend Bognor 3s claimed a piece of silverware when they defeated Littlehampton in the West Sussex RFU Vase Final.

 

In a match which was switched to Chichester College, Bognor gained the initiative from the off and took the lead through Karl Finn.

 

Littlehampton replied with a penalty before Finn added a second. 10-3 at the break.

 

The second period saw both sides get on the front foot but no scoring until Harry Oliver wrapped up the win for the thirds.

 

The Sussex Vase Final is scheduled to take place on March 30 with Crowborough 3s or Uckfield 2s the opponents.

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