Chippenham sign off 2017 in real style
Chippenham rounded off an excellent year by beating Wimborne by 124 points to 3. Match report courtesy of Tom 'The Rat' Fogerty
Back at home, the Chippenham side looked to continue their recent run of form as they welcomed Wimborne to Allington Fields. The home side flew out of the blocks just like previous weeks with two tries in the first ten minutes. The first of which was scored on the left flank by winger Brad Doggett after some impressive build up play and the second by Tom Fogerty. Brad only had to wait ten minutes before he was on the scoresheet again for his second try to make the score 17-0. Wimborne then added a penalty kick after an offside offence – this proved to be their only points of the afternoon after a solid defensive display from Chippenham.
After watching the other winger score two tries, Dan Carter got in on the try scoring action grabbing his first of the match with around a quarter of the game gone. The next try came almost straight from the restart with Chippenham breaking down the right to again feed Brad Doggett to complete his hat-trick and the score at 29-3.
Full back Will Waddington then got his name on the scoresheet after Chippenham broke from their own half down the left hand side until the ball eventually found its way into Waddington’s hands who powered over. Doggett then got his fourth try of the match from a strong pick and go after breaking the initial tackle, the field seemed to open up for him and he ran in on the left hand side.
The ability to play with the ball was causing the opposition problems all over the park and when the Chippenham forwards combined well to set Andy Rossiter away down the right, he was able to fix the Wimborne full back before setting Carter away to secure Chippenham’s eighth try of the match.
Directly from the restart again, Chippenham moved the ball wide to find Jacob Unwin who put in a nice kick through to then regather to grab his first of the game. Chippenham’s last try of the first half came from another kick through, this time by Doggett which was eventually finished by Charlie Palmer to make the score 60-3 at half time.
Chippenham started the second half in the same way they finished the first with Carter and Palmer both adding to their try tallies within the first ten minutes. Unwin got his second of the match after young Dan Wainwright broke through the middle before passing the ball onto the centre.
Doggett then got his fifth try of the match before Unwin got his third with around 65 minutes gone.
Chippenham’s fitness levels and ruthlessness meant there was no sign of let up as the final whistle got closer – Waddington and Carter both added further tries to take Chippenham past the 100 point mark. Unwin strolled through for his fourth of the day following some excellent build up play from a very dominant forward pack.
Tom Fogerty got his second of the afternoon after a solid set piece and good running lines set Doggett up the middle of the field and after running 50 yards, passed onto the scrum half close to the Wimborne line.
Waddington got the last try of the day after breaking on the right hand side and showed the full back a clean pair of heels to score in front of the clubhouse and making the score 124-3.
This win makes it five wins on the bounce for Chippenham with 42 tries being scored in the last 3 games alone. They will look to continue this form after the Xmas break where they will meet third placed Banbury on the 6th January.