Weather doesn’t prevent Chiefs performance
Heavy rain doesn’t can’t stop Chippenham from executing an effective game plan and deal with the conditions well.
A short drive north into Gloucestershire was on the cards for the Chiefs as they visited Tetbury. After a loss and a draw against Tetbury last season, Chippenham were keen to put on a good performance in testing conditions. With the rain falling steadily throughout the warm up the game plan was simple. Keep it tight and when it is time to go wide, make sure the passes are soft and accurate. As the game started, Chippenham gained possession from the kick off and showed a great deal of composure and continuity to go through 5 or 6 phases using a good tight game combined with some excellent hands from the back line to score the first try of the game. With the Chiefs defence keeping Tetbury deep in their own half more tries were always on the cards. It was only some excellent tackling from the entire Tetbury team that stopped the Chiefs from adding to the score. Eventually the constant Chippenham pressure paid off with 2 further tries before halftime. The pick of the them being a fine try by Will D who ran an excellent support line and showed good pace to score in the corner. The second half started in the same manner as the first with Chippenham combining good defence with effective attacking play. Strong counter rucking from Tetbury when Chippenham threatened the line stopped the Chiefs from adding early points in the half. Theo M added a brace as the half went on, showing good power to score. A late interception from Tetbury gave them a try that their strong defence deserved. A solid performance in awful conditions keeps the confidence high as the chiefs enter a period of very tricky games. The coaches look forward to seeing you all at training on Friday.