Guernsey Raiders promoted to National 2 for first time

Guernsey Raiders won promotion to National 2 South for the first time in their history after beating Bournemouth 38-23 in a play-off at Footes Lane.

Jordan Reynolds' side trailed 13-0 before Anthony Armstrong pulled a score back just before half-time.

The Raiders looked a different team after the break and quickly turned things around to lead 35-16 after running in four more tries, including scores for Layton Batiste, Luke Jones, and another for Armstrong.

Bournemouth hit back soon after, but Guernsey fly-half Owen Thomas scored a drop goal to calm the nerves as the Raiders clinched their first promotion for six seasons.

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