McRoberts: Things have to improve at Gosport

Gosport and Fareham try scorer Sam Foster, right   Picture: Mick Young
Gosport and Fareham try scorer Sam Foster, right Picture: Mick Young
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Gosport & Fareham put in another poor performance to lose 37-10 at Tottonians in London one south.

Senior coach Neil McRoberts admits a huge improvement is needed.

‘It was another very disappointing day for us and it is very difficult for us to stomach,’ said McRoberts.

‘These type of performances are becoming far too regular.

‘We all realise that things have to change.

‘There is a bit of soul searching to be done and it is impossible to gloss over what is a difficult time for us.

‘We have the players who are good enough, it is all about getting the performances on the pitch.

‘We have to knuckle down on the training ground to put things right.’

Sam Foster scored all Gosport’s points with a great individual try, a conversion and a penalty.

Fareham Heathens claimed the bragging rights in their Hampshire one local derby by beating Locks Heath Pumas 28-13 at Cams Alders.

Heathens raced into a 25-3 lead in the opening 25 minutes with tries from Ryan Keary, Rich Green and Chris Webb.

Cam Guthrie added two conversions and a penalty in the second half.

Heathens coach Bernie Rhodes was pleased to get the win but was disappointed to miss out on a bonus point.

‘After half-time the game descended into a bad tempered affair,’ said Rhodes.

‘We lost our discipline and allowed ourselves to become embroiled in a bit of an arm wrestle.

‘The rivalry between the two clubs distracted us from playing our rugby.’

Pumas coach Nathan Moore admitted his team paid the price for an awful opening half-hour.

‘We took the lead with a penalty and then it fell apart,’ said Moore.

‘It was awful because we conceded 25 points in 20 minutes.

‘During that time we played with our hearts and not with our heads.

‘The final hour was totally different and though it was feisty it was played in a good spirit considering the rivalry.’

Pumas points came from Nick De Stefano who kicked two penalties and converted a try from Steve Collins.