Second XV - Match centre

Redingensians 3XV
Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
Full time
M Brothers
C Gates
Sat 4 Mar 14:30 - South West Division - Berks/Bucks & Oxon 1

Chiltern put to the sword by strong Redingensians outfit

A weakened side showed huge heart to battle through 80 minutes but Chiltern lose ground on league leaders Chinnor

On a blustery day over in Sonning, Chiltern came off second best but returned to Weedon Lane with their heads held high, knowing they gave everything.

With availability low, Chiltern fielded a much changed side in a number of key positions. Redingensians struck first within the opening minutes, as they found a lot of space out wide to easily run their first try. Unconverted, Chiltern had to respond quickly and that is what happened.

Working there way down field, recycling the ball well, Michael Brothers eventually darted over after good carries from a number of players. Cam Gates converted to give Chiltern the lead (5-7).

Sadly that is as good as it got for Chilts. Redingensians had clearly strengthened the team that came to Weedon Lane and was humbled 51-0 earlier in the season. Chiltern rarely produce towering, large, weighty players and always seem to be the smaller side and this couldn't have been truer against 'Ensians - the opposition was bigger man for man in every position and their power proved too much for Chilts.

Redingensians regularly found holes in the Chiltern defense and space out wide (combined with some fantastic kicking from the boot of their fly-half) to run in 10 tries. Chiltern did respond with another try of their own when the score was roughly 31-7, to give them hope of perhaps securing a 4 try bonus point but sadly a couple of good chances came and went. In the end 76-12 was a fair reflection of the dominance of the home side.

Chiltern could feel aggrieved when Robert Hill was hauled down by a horribly high tackle from the 'Ensians full back when he looked certain to score. The most blatant of yellow cards was handed out but that was the final moment of note from Chiltern who are now 3 points behind 1st placed Chinnor (who have a game in hand) and are only 5 points in front of next week's opponents Maidenhead!

Chiltern will hope for the return of a number of key players next week so that they can take a strong team to Maidenhead and get back to winning ways!

Key moments

5:00
Try Michael Brothers scores for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
6:00
Conversion Cam Gates kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV

Highlights

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65:00 Sub On
Sam Allen is substituted on for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
65:00 Sub Off
Jamie Reeve is substituted off for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
65:00 Sub On
Jamie Gordon is substituted on for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
65:00 Sub Off
Dale Brimble is substituted off for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
60:00 Sub On
Edd Hedley is substituted on for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
60:00 Sub Off
Sam Allen is substituted off for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
End of period 1
10:00 Sub On
Paul Sitzberger is substituted on for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
10:00 Sub Off
Michael Brothers is substituted off for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
6:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Cam Gates kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
5:00 Try 0 - 5
Michael Brothers scores for Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
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As it happened

  • Redingensians 3XV
  • Amersham & Chiltern 2XV
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  • Michael Brothers Try 5:00'
  • Cam Gates Conversion 6:00'
  • Paul Sitzberger Sub On 10:00'
  • Michael Brothers Sub Off 10:00'
  • Edd Hedley Sub On 60:00'
  • Sam Allen Sub Off 60:00'
  • Sam Allen Sub On 65:00'
  • Jamie Reeve Sub Off 65:00'
  • Jamie Gordon Sub On 65:00'
  • Dale Brimble Sub Off 65:00'

Team selection

Kinsey, Dan Kinsey, Dan
Gordon, Jamie Gordon, Jamie
Hill, Robert Hill, Robert
Gates, Cam Gates, Cam
Davidson, Jack Davidson, Jack
Treloar, Stefan Treloar, Stefan
Brothers, Michael Brothers, Michael
Donnebaum, Luke Donnebaum, Luke
Green, Ed Green, Ed
Kilbey, Jason Kilbey, Jason
Neill, Matt Neill, Matt
Rice, Johnny Rice, Johnny
Allen, Sam Allen, Sam
Reeve, Jamie Reeve, Jamie
Matthews, Dayne Matthews, Dayne

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League table

# 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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