It was a strong opposition we faced today. The Hurstpierpoint boys were full of running and passing from the kick off. They played at speed and were very quick to turn the ball over. At half-time (0 – 15) it was looking like it could be a bit of a “white-wash”. However to our lads credit they played with much greater enthusiasm and accuracy in the second half. Their tackling was better and their runnig with the ball was more powerful. A fine try was scored by Benjamin J which lifted the spirits. Unfortunately Hurstpierpoint were too strong on the day and ran out eventual winners. Final result Copthorne 5 v Hurstpierpoint 20. Man of the match was Benjamin Jennings for his all round play.