Second XV - Match centre

Bracknell 2XV
Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
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Full time
M Shaw, D Aremu, J Batt
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R Greenstreet
R Greenstreet
Sat 14 Jan 14:15 - South West Division - Berks/Bucks & Oxon 1

Chiltern winning run comes to an end at Bracknell

An intense, back and forth game lost to a last gasp try from the hosts

It was safe to say that the Chiltern players were less than impressed with the state of the Bracknell pitch which contained barely a blade of grass anywhere between the two opposing try lines. Nevertheless Chiltern had their heads right for what they knew would be a very tough game against last years Champions.

As always Chiltern fielded a much changed side but got off to a good start with an early try from Michael Shaw who did well to burrow over from a few yards out. Unconverted for a 0-5 lead.

Bracknell came back strongly with good forward play from the line out (which was a theme throughout the afternoon) and scored with a pushover try from a maul. 7-5 Bracknell.

Your reporters memory is quite hazy but to summarise Bracknell scored again with a pick and drive close to the line, which went unconverted to make it 12-5 at the half.

However Chiltern responded brilliantly to turn the game around and lead 12-15 through a penalty and a fantastic solo try (converted) scored by Daley Aremu. Unfortunately Chiltern conceded almost straight away with good forward play taking Bracknell 5 meters out before they touched down. Converted so Bracknell had a 4 point lead (19-15) with 10 minutes to go.

With about 4 minutes left Chiltern thought they had done enough to win it. A series of great phases took Chiltern to all the way up the pitch, with strong carries from a number of players and the try was scored by Joe Batt to give Chilts a 1 point lead with only a few minutes to play.

Sadly with roughly a minute to go Bracknell got the match winning try despite fantastic defense on the line to prevent 4 or 5 burrowing efforts. A great contest to be involved in and the effort of both sides was much appreciated by the onlooking supporters.

In truth, Bracknell had the more solid game plan but Chiltern created more than enough opportunities that would have seen them score 3 or 4 more tries on a better day. The difference was in the penalties given away that allowed Bracknell possession back a multitude of times in the first half and the errors/ (at times) superior ruck play by Bracknell forwards during the second half.

The lads wished to thank the travelling supporters for their commitment to endure 80 minutes of rugby in very cold and wet conditions.

Key moments

5:00
Try Michael Shaw scores for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
15:00
Try Try for Bracknell 2XV
16:00
Conversion Conversion for Bracknell 2XV
30:00
Try Try for Bracknell 2XV
50:00
Penalty Ryan Greenstreet kicks a penalty for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
61:00
Try Daley Aremu scores for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
62:00
Conversion Ryan Greenstreet kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
65:00
Try Try for Bracknell 2XV
75:00
Try Joe Batt scores for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
78:00
Try Try for Bracknell 2XV
79:00
Conversion Conversion for Bracknell 2XV

Highlights

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79:00 Conversion 24 - 20
Conversion for Bracknell 2XV
78:00 Try 22 - 20
Try for Bracknell 2XV
75:00 Try 17 - 20
Joe Batt scores for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
65:00 Try 17 - 15
Try for Bracknell 2XV
62:00 Conversion 12 - 15
Ryan Greenstreet kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
61:00 Try 12 - 13
Daley Aremu scores for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
60:00 Sub Off
Josh Porter is substituted off for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
60:00 Sub On
Stuart Rogers is substituted on for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
56:00 Sub On
Ollie Lansdowne is substituted on for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
55:00 Sub Off
Dan Pettinger is substituted off for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
50:00 Penalty 12 - 8
Ryan Greenstreet kicks a penalty for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
46:00 Sub On
Dan Pettinger is substituted on for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
45:00 Sub Off
Ollie Lansdowne is substituted off for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
End of period 1
30:00 Sub Off
Dom Rice is substituted off for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
30:00 Sub On
Matt Craggs is substituted on for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
30:00 Try 12 - 5
Try for Bracknell 2XV
16:00 Conversion 7 - 5
Conversion for Bracknell 2XV
15:00 Try 5 - 5
Try for Bracknell 2XV
5:00 Try 0 - 5
Michael Shaw scores for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
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As it happened

  • Bracknell 2XV
  • Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
  • 0
  • Michael Shaw Try 5:00'
  • Try 15:00'
  • Conversion 16:00'
  • Dom Rice Sub Off 30:00'
  • Matt Craggs Sub On 30:00'
  • Try 30:00'
  • Ollie Lansdowne Sub Off 45:00'
  • Dan Pettinger Sub On 46:00'
  • Ryan Greenstreet Penalty 50:00'
  • Dan Pettinger Sub Off 55:00'
  • Ollie Lansdowne Sub On 56:00'
  • Josh Porter Sub Off 60:00'
  • Stuart Rogers Sub On 60:00'
  • Daley Aremu Try 61:00'
  • Ryan Greenstreet Conversion 62:00'
  • Try 65:00'
  • Joe Batt Try 75:00'
  • Try 78:00'
  • Conversion 79:00'

Team selection

Greenstreet, Ryan Greenstreet, Ryan
Aremu, Daley Aremu, Daley
Hill, Robert Hill, Robert
Davidson, Jack Davidson, Jack
Rice, Dom Rice, Dom
Kenyon, Jack Kenyon, Jack
Green, Ed Green, Ed
Shaw, Michael Shaw, Michael
Batt, Joe Batt, Joe
Porter, Josh Porter, Josh
Lansdowne, Ollie Lansdowne, Ollie
Rice, Johnny Rice, Johnny
Reeve, Jamie Reeve, Jamie
Esson, Patrick Esson, Patrick
Stredwick, David Stredwick, David

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Chinnor 3XV 20 90
2. Maidenhead 2XV 20 77
3. Amersham & Chiltern 2XV 20 73
4. Redingensians 3XV 20 63
5. Bracknell 2XV 20 62
6. Witney 2XV 20 53
7. Windsor 2XV 20 41

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