Chippenham work their magic over Marlow
It was another successful weekend for Chippenham as they continued their strong home form with style putting 9 tries past Marlow - Report by Dan Carter
It was another successful weekend for Chippenham as they continued their strong home form with style putting 9 tries past Marlow & conceding none.
Both teams began with intensity: Chippenham attacked with pace whilst Marlow counteracted with hard tackles. However, after a few phases of quick ball, the Marlow defence that had been so strong eventually gave way after Sam Saunders powered through and over the line. Soon after, Bradley Doggett added his name to the scoresheet with a rampaging run down his left wing.
Wanting to retain control of the game, Chippenham continued to attack the game. From the receipt of the kick off, Matt Dickens sliced through the defensive line forcing the visitors to turn, a few slick passes between Doggett, Unwin and Rossiter continued this surge up the field. Tom ‘RB' Fogarty, who had tracked this play up the field, took the ball at pace in the opposition 22 resulting in him winning a foot race to the try line. With his boot on fire so far, Fly Half Dan Wainwright put it to more good use with a cheeky chip over the Marlow defence. Another Dan Carter collected the chip and tapped over making the score 26 points to nil.
Hooker Aaron Clark was the next player to make his mark on the scoresheet finishing off an excellent try with superb handling skills. The half ended with a Chip yellow card after a few repeated penalties deep in the Chippenham 22. Opting to take line outs, Marlow eventually crossed the whitewash via Malling, however being unable to touch the ball down - held up and that was the half.
The boys emerged from their half time chat and it wasn’t long before the scoreboard was being updated again. Against the run of play, Doggett intercepted a Marlow pass before offloading the ball to Carter who ran in his second of the day. Also with a double was Charlie Palmer who stormed over twice in quick succession. Bringing Chippenham’s final points tally to 59 was Brad Doggett after an extended period of rapid reload rucking.
This result keeps Chippenham at second place in the league table behind Banbury, who pulled off an amazing upset by ending league leaders Old Pats unbeaten run, although Banbury of course do have a game in hand.
Chippenham now have a week’s “rest” to enjoy England play Wales with their next game being up at Old Centralians who are enjoying a four game winning streak and currently lie 6th in the table.