A POWERHOUSE performance from Redingensians Rams' pack and outstanding tackling from centres Steve Bryant and Jordan Sutter provided a thrilling 40-30 bonus-point win at Worthing Raiders in National Two South.

The home side opened their account in the third minute when Rams were lucky not to get a card for a red-zone penalty infringement, Matt McLean grabbing the three points, the start of an 18 point bonanza for the highly-talented Worthing fly-half.

Rams hit back on nine minutes with Tom Vooght touching down after sustained pressure, Tom Humberstone converting.

That same pressure created scores for skipper Robbie Stapley (12th minute) and Will Morrison (19th) to make the half-time score 19-13 to Rams.

Raiders closed the gap to just three points courtesy of another McLean penalty in the 52nd minute, but tries from Craig Nightingale, a second from Stapley and a penalty try from a scrum – the fourth of the season for Rams – put the game beyond Raiders’ grasp with the score 40-16 Rams with 12 minutes left on the clock.

To their credit Worthing refused to give up and some lively play from their resourceful half backs grabbed two scores at the end, including a penalty try of their own, to bring the final score to 40-30.

Redingensians visit Chinnor this Saturday.