Third XV - Match centre

Hackney 3XV
Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
Full time
L Culverhouse (2), S Kilbey (2), J Kilbey, S Rogers, J Davidson, S Rogers, L Donnebaum
J Davidson (5)
Sat 19 Nov 14:30 - Hertfordshire & Middlesex Rugby Merit Tables - Merit Table 5

3XV win 55-10 away at Hackney

Chiltern scored 9 and dominated throughout

It was a long ride to Hackney and to ensure the kit got there safely, Stu Rogers was entrusted with the job. It arrived safely, but just 20 minutes before kick off. The first thought among the waiting players when the kit did arrive was whether Donnebaum was going to get all his tape on in time ? As he expertly deconstructed the medi-bag there was a quick reminisce about the time we all got lost between the changing rooms and the pitch at Old Ashmolians, turning up 5 minutes before kick off, and it was time for kick off!
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The league ref had dropped out at the last minute as he was ill so the Hackney coach was stepping in as ref , we were late, the pitch was a ploughed field and so it could have been a lacklustre affair. It was anything but. 
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The backs were being led by Fly Half Jack Davidson who kicked things off for a fairly even first 20 minutes. Hackney had some good players and Chiltern had to keep a solid defensive line. As the game progressed the backs began to run more freely. Paul Sitzberger's service at 9 was excellent and Jack Davidson was shipping the ball nicely out wide , opening Hackney up to some great runs from Scott Kilbey and Jamie Gordon. With Bryn Roberts and Es Brown attacking from deep there were lots of options as Hackney were increasingly kicking the ball away under pressure. 
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In the scrums Hackney initially put up some good resistance but they tired quickly and Chiltern started to drive back every scrum. Hackney's front row swapped around a few times as the scrums became more physical and with a scrum 10 yards out , Chiltern put on a big shove and Luke Donnebaum touched down in a relatively civilised manner. In the lineouts things went equally well, Jason Kilbey was fetching some stunning ball and after a stolen lineout Chiltern took the ball in and drove it. It was clear at this moment that Hackney were not great at defending rolling mauls, and so the forwards gave the backs a rest for the next few lineouts to play with their new toy. Following another clean take in the lineout, Stu Rogers received the ball at the back of a perfectly formed maul which began to move. As the pace picked up to a jog and with Chiltern players ejecting Hackney players from the maul as they went , Stu Rogers emerged with the ball at the front with his war face on, fended the last Hackney forward to the ground before going on a 20 yard run, accompanied by a 17 stone Jack Freeman also with war face. At this stage in the game we were running riot ! With the forwards linking with the backs seamlessly, Chiltern were attacking from almost anywhere on the pitch. 
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There were some new caps too. Alex Bear making his debut at Seniors Rugby and making a few runs and tackles , Sam Rogers switching from American Football and scoring a try on debut and Anthony Smith putting in a try saving tackle among other good work. 
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Special mentions also go to Lewis Culverhouse , Rob Baxter and Graeme Coles who were putting in hard work turning over ball, holding players up , tackling hard and setting up the perfect platform for a win. There was a 10 minute period in our 22 where Chiltern resisted phase after phase of Hackney forward play with hard tackling and big hits. This eventually forced Hackney to take 3 points from a penalty rather than face any more punishment. This was a high quality win by a team showing more and more confidence and now focussed on winning the league.
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Tries:
Lewis Culverhouse x2
Scott Kilbey x2
Jason Kilbey
Stu Rogers
Jack Davidson
Sam Rogers
Luke Donnebaum
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Conversions 
Jack Davidson (5)
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Man of the Match : Jason Kilbey

Key moments

10:00
Try Lewis Culverhouse scores for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
11:00
Conversion Jack Davidson kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
20:00
Try Scott Kilbey scores for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
21:00
Conversion Jack Davidson kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
30:00
Try Jason Kilbey scores for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
31:00
Conversion Jack Davidson kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
35:00
Try Stuart Rogers scores for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
36:00
Conversion Jack Davidson kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
41:00
Try Jack Davidson scores for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
42:00
Conversion Jack Davidson kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
50:00
Try Lewis Culverhouse scores for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
60:00
Try Scott Kilbey scores for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
65:00
Try Sam Rogers scores for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
70:00
Try Luke Donnebaum scores for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV

Highlights

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70:00 Try 0 - 55
Luke Donnebaum scores for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
65:00 Try 0 - 50
Sam Rogers scores for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
60:00 Try 0 - 45
Scott Kilbey scores for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
50:00 Try 0 - 40
Lewis Culverhouse scores for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
42:00 Conversion 0 - 35
Jack Davidson kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
41:00 Try 0 - 33
Jack Davidson scores for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
End of period 1
40:00 +41:00 Player of the Match
Jason Kilbey is awarded player of the match for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
36:00 Conversion 0 - 28
Jack Davidson kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
35:00 Try 0 - 26
Stuart Rogers scores for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
31:00 Conversion 0 - 21
Jack Davidson kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
30:00 Try 0 - 19
Jason Kilbey scores for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
21:00 Conversion 0 - 14
Jack Davidson kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
20:00 Try 0 - 12
Scott Kilbey scores for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
11:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Jack Davidson kicks a conversion for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
10:00 Try 0 - 5
Lewis Culverhouse scores for Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Hackney 3XV
  • Amersham & Chiltern 3XV
  • 0
  • Lewis Culverhouse Try 10:00'
  • Jack Davidson Conversion 11:00'
  • Scott Kilbey Try 20:00'
  • Jack Davidson Conversion 21:00'
  • Jason Kilbey Try 30:00'
  • Jack Davidson Conversion 31:00'
  • Stuart Rogers Try 35:00'
  • Jack Davidson Conversion 36:00'
  • Jason Kilbey Player of the Match 40:00 +41:00'
  • Jack Davidson Try 41:00'
  • Jack Davidson Conversion 42:00'
  • Lewis Culverhouse Try 50:00'
  • Scott Kilbey Try 60:00'
  • Sam Rogers Try 65:00'
  • Luke Donnebaum Try 70:00'

Team selection

Brown, Esmond Brown, Esmond
Roberts, Bryn Roberts, Bryn
Smith, Anthony Smith, Anthony
Kilbey, Scott Kilbey, Scott
Gordon, Jamie Gordon, Jamie
Davidson, Jack Davidson, Jack
Sitzberger, Paul Sitzberger, Paul
Donnebaum, Luke Donnebaum, Luke
Culverhouse, Lewis Culverhouse, Lewis
Coles, Graeme Coles, Graeme
Freeman, Jack Freeman, Jack
Baxter, Robert Baxter, Robert
Smith, Doug Smith, Doug
Rogers, Stuart Rogers, Stuart
Kilbey, Jason Kilbey, Jason

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Amersham & Chiltern 3XV 18 88
2. Old Grammarians 1XV 18 82
3. Hackney 3XV 18 74
4. Barnet Elizabethans 2XV 18 68
5. Royston 2XV 18 65
6. Cuffley 2XV 18 64
7. Verulamians 2XV 18 64

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