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Vikings stand firm and Regnard cements vital win

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THE Vikings won Saturday’s big clash of second and third in Sussex Two as much with their defence as their attack at a wet and windy KGV.

Come in No. 8: Jim Regnard confirmed the Vikings' win with a late fourth try at KGV. (Picture by Martin Gray)

There were some fine tries scored by the home side on their way to a bonus-point victory, but it was their rearguard action for the first 25 minutes of the second half when Plumpton, playing with the elements in their favour, were camped inside their hosts’ half that won Vikings the game.

Eventually, the visitors did breakthrough to score their solitary try of the match, but by then time was against them and St Jacques responded by venturing into opposition territory and made the most of their sole possession inside the Plumpton 22 during the second period to notch their fourth try which put the game to bed.

‘It was always going to be a difficult game, Plumpton are third in the league, we knew from when we went there earlier this season they’d bring their A game and they certainly did,’ said Vikings head coach Steve Melbourne after the 28-10 success.

‘Conditions did not help either team and you could see that whoever had the conditions, they took the dominance. But to hold out for 25 minutes as the lads did and then score a try shows great testament to their patience.’

  • More in Monday's Guernsey Press.

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