Fantastic start for the U15s
By Eric Gillingham
A ten try thriller to start the season off
In the third year of youth, this is the third time Chelmsford have travelled to Maldon, and it was third time lucky for getting a victory over arguably one of the strongest teams in the league.
The first half started with Maldon camped deep in Chelmsford territory, but within a few minutes Chelmsford turned the tide and a strong run from Josh D was rewarded with a try under the posts. This left a straightforward conversion: 7-0. Josh N soon followed up with another try, duly converted by Josh D to make it 14-0. Maldon regrouped and crossed the try line twice in quick succession, and only a missed conversion the difference at half time: 14-12 to Chelmsford.
Maldon continued their dominance at the second half restart, and went ahead with a quick score. Chelmsford matched Maldon try for try, and the telling difference was the boot of Josh D, who only missed one conversion. With just minutes to go Chelmsford had regained the lead, and it resulted in a nervous time for players, coaches and supporters waiting for the final whistle to confirm the 33-29 victory.
Well done to all the boys!