Amersham & Chiltern 3xv played their second of three pre season games and secured a good victory against a team who will be competing in the league above them this season.
In contrast to last week Chiltern started well and were ahead early on after some great offloading in the backs from Josh Davies and Tom Hemmings to put Tristan Lothian away for his first of the day. The conversion was added by Ollie Choules.
Beaconsfield hit back soon after with a strong run from their centre creating momentum for their forwards to crash over under the posts. The conversion was added.
With long periods of the first half in the Beaconsfield half the pressure paid off with a scrum 5 metres out from their line and good work from Michael Brothers allowed him to touch down on a loose ball which spilled out the back of the scrum. The conversion was again added by Ollie Choules from the touchline.
HT 14 - 7
Chiltern with a squad of 21 were able to make 6 changes at half time and bring an extra injection of pace to the team for the second half.
Ally Davidson made a brilliant break from the back of the scrum down the right hand side touchline and then quick ball allowed Chiltern to switch the ball to the other side for Jamie Fenton put away Mark Day for Chiltern’s third try of the day. The conversion was missed.
Beaconsfield again came back to within a score after a good lineout drive to go over in the corner. The conversion was missed making the score 19-12.
Chiltern then added their fourth try after some good handling in the backs allowing Tristan Lothian space to finish well and cross over for his second of the afternoon. The conversion was missed.
A real team try followed and Chiltern worked their way up the pitch and Ally Davidson finished well to make the score 29-12. The conversion was missed.
In the last 10 minutes Beaconsfield’s fly half who has played well all game was able to crash through Chiltern’s defence and the momentum was followed up with a try under the posts from their forwards. The conversion was missed.
Chiltern were able to have the last word and after some more great passing in the backs, James Ashton and Josh Davies combined to setup man of the match Tristan Lothian for his hat trick. The conversion was added from the touchline by Josh Davies.
FT 36 - 17
Well done to everyone involved on a well deserved victory. Next week Chiltern travel to Hendon to play their final pre season match before the season starts on 14th September against Wallingford.
1 Rory McFadyen 2 Adam Cook 3 Harvey Gould 4 Colm Gilhooly (vc) 5 Ed Jones 6 Aidan Lever 7 Lee Morgan 8 Jonny Keen (pl) 9 Michael Brothers 10 Ollie Choules 11 Will Browne 12 Lewis Culverhouse (c) 13 Josh Davies 14 Tristan Lothian 15 Tom Hemmings 16 Michael Buckler 17 Giles Westgarth 18 Ally Davidson 19 Jamie Fenton 20 Mark Day 21 James Ashton
Tristan Lothian x3, Michael Brothers, Mark Day, Ally Davidson
Ollie Choules x2
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