With barely any weeks off due to their extended run in the Cup Charlton Park still had enough fitness and power to keep their league hopes up with a five tries to three away win at Horsham on Saturday.
After a sloppy start, when we were down 15 -0 and 22 – 5 to some fine Horsham attacking, Charlton Park hauled themselves back from the brink to a famous win with the last play of the match on Saturday. After the referee had signalled for last play Park gave a master-class in game management to retain possession through umpteen phases and hammered away on the line against fierce home defence before Alan Knuckey went over under the posts to seal a bonus point win.
The game appeared lost when, after Charlton had recovered to take a two-point lead, 24-22, with their fourth try, a Horsham penalty put them behind again. Once again a storming second half display showed a never-say-die spirit. Fantastic.
There will be a rare but welcome day off for those who want it on Saturday, before we welcome Heathfield & Waldron to a VP lunch game in two weeks time, followed by Norwich away a week later.
I was away so my thanks to John Burran and Doug for helping me with this report.