SHOOTERS Hill enjoyed a welcome 17-12 home victory over King’s College Hospital in Kent One.
A full strength Shoots took the game to the visitors and hooker Paul Stephen scored from a lineout on the opposition line.
In a hard-fought encounter played in wet conditions, Shoots’ forwards put in some ground-gaining drives and No 8 Dave Viney fed fly half Edmar Vinluan, who converted his own try.
KCH were no slouches, mounting attacks on Shoots’ line which were successfully repulsed.
Centre Gareth Cross’s knee succumbed to the strain but another good start to the second half saw lock Glen Miller glide in to touch down.
It was tough going among the forwards, who monopolised the play in the wet conditions.
KCH reached the Shoots line and powered over from a penalty in front of the posts and later scored on the left, but the hosts secured sufficient forward superiority to hold on.
Shoots remain ninth but still have a game in hand over some higher placed teams.
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