Sat 02
Buckingham 1st XV
Amersham & Chiltern
J Hulston, P Ockendon
A White (2)
Buckingham 19 Amersham & Chiltern 64

Buckingham 19 Amersham & Chiltern 64

By Alan Lane
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Report by Eric Curtis

Fresh from their victory at the bottom end of the table last week, Buckingham found themselves at the wrong end of a twelve try thumping at the hands of promotion hopefuls Amersham and Chiltern on Saturday. Indeed if the visitors had possessed a reliable kicker the result could have been far worse as he was successful with only two kicks all game.

Amersham were into their stride from the kick off, backs and forwards setting the pace to go 10 - 0 up after only eight minutes. Another try followed shortly after, before Buckingham finally achieved some momentum when a good break from the back of the scrum by Tom Amos was carried on by Andy Turvey and Ben Cook before the attack fizzled out.

Another well organised catch and drive from a lineout saw Amersham cross for their forth try followed in quick succession by two more, one at last being converted for a thirty two point lead with barely half an hour being played.

Buckingham as always battled on and showed again the quality of their backs with ball in hand. In their best period so far, Andy White put Jamie Hulston over the first try, then following good
work by Pat Ockendon, White scored the second adding the two points himself for a 32 -12 points difference. With half time beckoning Amersham scored again to turn round 37-12 in front.

As the second half unfolded Amersham continued to dominate proceedings and in truth looked a top of the table team with support play and ball recycling of the highest order. Though Buckingham tackled and defended to the best of their ability, the onslaught was never ending with another four tries coming in quick succession.

The home side had their moments in the loose Phil Wright to the fore and Toby Baker scoring an excellent try converted by White. Buckingham strove for another try to gain at least a bonus point, an elusive run by Hulston falling just short of the line. However it was Amersham who finished the afternoon with the final try through their forwards and only a second conversion to complete the scoring.

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Sat 02, Apr 2011




South West 1 East