First XV - Match centre

Dorking
Amersham & Chiltern
Full time
C McDonald, M McDonald, I Stock
A Fluker (3)
Sat 10 Dec 14:00 - London & SE Division - National League 3 London & SE

Another tough away day

Chiltern came second to a big and experienced side, with strength in depth in all positions.

Match report by Peter Osborne

The visitors had little possession in the early stages and the strong Dorking pack won scrum penalties and put the Chiltern lineout under pressure throughout. Matt Noble, Dorking fly half and captain, controlled the game and kicked superbly as the home side notched up three unanswered tries by half time, the most notable a sprint from half way by the perfectly named Dorking wing, Cameron Osborne.

So, 25-0 down at half time, and many teams would have folded. But, the Chiltern boys were still up for a fight and the second half was a different story. Five minutes after the break, scrum half Mike McDonald took a tap penalty, made good yards. The ball was taken on by George Bartlett and Cameron McDonald finished off a sparkling move with a well-deserved try, converted by Andy Fluker. Chiltern were back in the hunt until an interception against the run of play gave Dorking their bonus point try.

Back came Chiltern again, this time a high speed break by Lloyd Anderson was finished off by Mike McDonald. Dorking responded with another score from a scrum penalty and a drop goal, before Chiltern hooker Ian Stock touched down for the visitor's third try. There was still just time to push for the fourth bonus point try and Chiltern came agonisingly close but as darkness fell the game was over.

A massive effort by a talented and committed Chiltern team who can take a lot out of the game; at no time did their heads go down and their spirits flag.

Key moments

45:00
Try Cameron McDonald scores for Amersham & Chiltern
46:00
Conversion Andy Fluker kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern
55:00
Try Mike McDonald scores for Amersham & Chiltern
56:00
Conversion Andy Fluker kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern
75:00
Try Ian Stock scores for Amersham & Chiltern
76:00
Conversion Andy Fluker kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern

Highlights

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76:00 Conversion 0 - 21
Andy Fluker kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern
75:00 Try 0 - 19
Ian Stock scores for Amersham & Chiltern
56:00 Conversion 0 - 14
Andy Fluker kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern
55:00 Try 0 - 12
Mike McDonald scores for Amersham & Chiltern
46:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Andy Fluker kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern
45:00 Try 0 - 5
Cameron McDonald scores for Amersham & Chiltern
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As it happened

  • Dorking
  • Amersham & Chiltern
  • 0
  • Cameron McDonald Try 45:00'
  • Andy Fluker Conversion 46:00'
  • Mike McDonald Try 55:00'
  • Andy Fluker Conversion 56:00'
  • Ian Stock Try 75:00'
  • Andy Fluker Conversion 76:00'

Team selection

John, David John, David
Anderson, Lloyd Anderson, Lloyd
McDonald, Cameron McDonald, Cameron
Hughes, Jonny Hughes, Jonny
Rice, Dom Rice, Dom
Fluker, Andy Fluker, Andy
McDonald, Mike McDonald, Mike
Grammenos, Tom Grammenos, Tom
Bartlett, George Bartlett, George
Hastings, Adam Hastings, Adam
MacLennan, Dean MacLennan, Dean
Machado, Antonio Machado, Antonio
Wright, Michael Wright, Michael
Stock, Ian Stock, Ian
Harland, Alex Harland, Alex

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# Team Pl Pts
8. Dorking 26 56
9. Guildford 26 54
10. Sutton & Epsom 26 51
11. Southend 26 50
12. Chichester 26 47
13. Colchester 26 28
14. Amersham & Chiltern 26 7

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