FORDINGBRIDGE Rugby Club made history yesterday when four members of the same family took to the field together.

Chairman David Timms joined sons William (23), George (18) and Marcus (17) in a second team clash against Tottonians third team who are notably two leagues higher.

The game got off to a good start and Fordingbridge elected to take advantage of a strong tail wind.

Pinning the visitors back it was not long before Jack Griffiths went over the line for a fifth minute try giving Fordingbridge the lead.

The home team grew in confidence and by half time Dean Lewis, Will Timms, George Timms and Tyler Rogers had all added to the score.

Totton fought back early in the second half and claimed two tries of their own before Jack Griffiths added a sixth for the home and with Zac Butler converting five out of the six tries, Fordingbridge sealed the game with a 40 point to 12 victory.

Whilst the youngest member of the family Marcus Timms did not add to his brothers tries he did claim the man of the match award, a great start to his senior playing career.

David Timms said: "The club is proud of its family orientated ethos and over the years has had several occasions where father and sons have played together.

"Our mini’s and youth sections are very strong and adding players all the time to our mainly home grown squads."

Elsewhere, Fordingbridge first team travelled to Bognor losing 39-13 to a strong home team.

Ross Bealey scored their only try and Jamie Tryska kicked a conversion, penalty and drop goal.