Guernsey Raiders 'played 1950s rugby' in defeat by Shelford

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Former England youth international Luke Jones scored a try for the second match in-a-row

Guernsey Raiders played rugby 'from the 1950s' in their 22-17 National Three London loss at Shelford, according to boss Jordan Reynolds.

The defeat ended Guernsey's 100% start to the season and saw them drop to third place in the table.

"It looks like we went back to 1950s rugby and not playing the brand that we want to at the moment," he said.

"We already know what we've got to fix and we know how to get there, we've got to make sure our mindset's better."

The islanders led 6-3 at half-time, thanks to two Kenny Hellier penalties, but they conceded two quick tries after the break to trail 17-6.

A third Hellier penalty and a try from Luke Jones closed the gap to 17-14 before a final Shelford try.

"We didn't play well, but it wasn't a great advertisement for rugby, Shelford were as bad as us," Reynolds told BBC Radio Guernsey.

"We just went down to that level and then struggled to try and get out of it."

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