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Second XV - Match centre

Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
Reading Abbey 2XV
M Brothers, D Kinsey, P Blake, J Batt (2), J Kenyon
Full time
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D Kinsey (4)
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D Kinsey
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Sat 11 Feb 14:30 - South West Division - Berks/Bucks & Oxon 1

Chiltern win to close the gap on league leaders Chinnor

Agonising defeat earlier in the season avenged and unbeaten home streak continues!

Following on from last weeks heroic win over league leaders Chinnor, Chiltern 2XV avenged the team that lost at Reading Abbey by convincingly beating their opponents on a snowy day at Weedon Lane. With Chinnor losing to Bracknell, the gap between 1st and 2nd in the league is now only 3 points, meaning bonus point wins are critical if Chiltern wish to snatch the league title from their rivals.

A much changed side turned up to Weedon Lane to find the pitches partial covered in snow and their opponents not too keen to take the field due to the lack of visibility of the pitch markings. With the pitch markings swept of snow and a short, sharp warm-up (never has one been needed so much) undertaken, the game was on!

(A more in depth report will be provided if your reporter has time at a later date, for now the below shall suffice).

2XV v Reading Abbey
9 photos

Chiltern played a scrappy first half (perhaps due to the conditions) but scored regularly and entered half time with a satisfactory lead. The second half was far more structured but Chiltern were very unlucky to be reduced to 13 men, first from a high tackle infringement (after repeated high tackles by the opposition) and then from a bizarre deliberate knock on call.

Regardless of the reduction in numbers, Chiltern raised their game and played some of the best rugby of the game, scoring even more points to put the game well and truly to bed. With Chiltern players slightly fed up with the consistent stop start nature of the game, another penalty was given on half way against them. With the referee paying no attention to the quick tap (taken behind him, not from the spot and still talking to other players) Reading Abbey scored an odd consolation try that was given for some bizarre reason with the referee admitting that if the game had been closer it wouldn't have stood.

Anyway, it was a good enough performance from a mish mash team that was pulled together at the last minute due to far too many last minute drop outs - thanks to all who stepped up to play! Chiltern travel to Aylesbury next week and need a strong performance to maintain the pressure on Chinnor.

Key moments

7:00
Try Dan Kinsey scores for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
10:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Reading Abbey 2XV
15:00
Penalty Dan Kinsey kicks a penalty for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
25:00
Try Jack Kenyon scores for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
26:00
Conversion Dan Kinsey kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
30:00
Try Try for Reading Abbey 2XV
35:00
Try Michael Brothers scores for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
45:00
Try Joe Batt scores for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
46:00
Conversion Dan Kinsey kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
65:00
Try Joe Batt scores for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
66:00
Conversion Dan Kinsey kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
75:00
Try Philip Blake scores for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
76:00
Conversion Dan Kinsey kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
80:00
Try Try for Reading Abbey 2XV
80:00
Conversion Conversion for Reading Abbey 2XV

Videos and photos

2XV v Reading Abbey
9 photos
2XV v Reading Abbey

Highlights

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80:00 Try 41 - 13
Try for Reading Abbey 2XV
80:00 Conversion 41 - 15
Conversion for Reading Abbey 2XV
76:00 Conversion 41 - 8
Dan Kinsey kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
75:00 Try 39 - 8
Philip Blake scores for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
66:00 Conversion 34 - 8
Dan Kinsey kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
65:00 Try 32 - 8
Joe Batt scores for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
65:00 Sub On
Philip Blake is substituted on for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
65:00 Sub Off
Tom Hughes is substituted off for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
65:00 Sub Off
Luke Donnebaum is substituted off for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
65:00 Sub On
Doug Smith is substituted on for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
46:00 Conversion 27 - 8
Dan Kinsey kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
45:00 Try 25 - 8
Joe Batt scores for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
End of period 1
36:00 Sub On
Ed Green is substituted on for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
35:00 Try 20 - 8
Michael Brothers scores for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
35:00 Sub Off
Michael Brothers is substituted off for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
30:00 Try 15 - 8
Try for Reading Abbey 2XV
26:00 Conversion 15 - 3
Dan Kinsey kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
25:00 Try 13 - 3
Jack Kenyon scores for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
15:00 Penalty 8 - 3
Dan Kinsey kicks a penalty for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
10:00 Penalty 5 - 3
Penalty kicked for Reading Abbey 2XV
7:00 Try 5 - 0
Dan Kinsey scores for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
  • Reading Abbey 2XV
  • 0
  • Dan Kinsey Try 7:00'
  • Penalty 10:00'
  • Dan Kinsey Penalty 15:00'
  • Jack Kenyon Try 25:00'
  • Dan Kinsey Conversion 26:00'
  • Try 30:00'
  • Michael Brothers Try 35:00'
  • Michael Brothers Sub Off 35:00'
  • Ed Green Sub On 36:00'
  • Joe Batt Try 45:00'
  • Dan Kinsey Conversion 46:00'
  • Joe Batt Try 65:00'
  • Philip Blake Sub On 65:00'
  • Tom Hughes Sub Off 65:00'
  • Luke Donnebaum Sub Off 65:00'
  • Doug Smith Sub On 65:00'
  • Dan Kinsey Conversion 66:00'
  • Philip Blake Try 75:00'
  • Dan Kinsey Conversion 76:00'
  • Try 80:00'
  • Conversion 80:00'

Team selection

Kinsey, Dan Kinsey, Dan
Hughes, Tom Hughes, Tom
Hill, Robert Hill, Robert
Gates, Cam Gates, Cam
Wainwright, Edward Wainwright, Edward
Kenyon, Jack Kenyon, Jack
Brothers, Michael Brothers, Michael
Batt, Joe Batt, Joe
Porter, Josh Porter, Josh
Blackburn, Tom Blackburn, Tom
Rice, Johnny Rice, Johnny
Neill, Matt Neill, Matt
Donnebaum, Luke Donnebaum, Luke
Esson, Patrick Esson, Patrick
Reeve, Jamie Reeve, Jamie

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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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