Chippenham 3rds v Warminster 2nds
By MIKE WHEELER
Back to back wins for the Gentlemen thirds!!
So in a confident mood from previous weeks win buoyed by 20 players and a sprinkling of youth and debutantes Chippenham were on the front foot all game with Wheeler electing to play with wind behind and downhill... after Six minutes with good pressure Goulding makes up for his mistakes against Bradford-on-Avon to ground the ball under the post. Fielder success with the conversion 7-0 Chippenham. After a good kick from a penalty Chippenham line out executed fantastically causing a lovely drive and fielder slips out and runs over Chippenham's second try and successfully gets the conversion. 14-0 Chippenham 11 minutes in. 23 minutes and still fantastic pressure for Chippenham and Bill off loads lovely to Kerr and Kerr grounds the ball in the corner 19-0 Chippenham. Line outs and scrums are proving Warminster's weakness. Some great running by Spurway causing disruption in the back line. A 22 drop out from Warminster and Storey catches and starts hopping about and has does his ankle. A solid scrum called by Wheeler and Chippenham delivered marching opposition back wards good back-line work and Jamie Kerr runs runs over his Chippenham and a Henley ball by fielder offloading to Bill. Bailey does a few dummies and offloads to josh who slides in the corner. Fielder is now 3/5 31-0 Chippenham. A stunning intercept break by Andy Lewis on debut and making some cracking yards and is through but has a heavy foot and punts the ball too hard and the ball goes dead causing a 22 dropout. Half time 31-0. Bibble disappeared about 15 minutes into the first half spending most of the first half getting into his kit. Regan grounds the ball for a 22 dropout fielders and the ball goes 5 meters backwards. Cracking run by josh skipping through 4 or 5 players. A miss throw by Chippenham and Warminster steal the ball and runs the length of the pitch and score in the corner 31-5. After some great breaks and tackles Wallace replaced by Bibble. A knock on from Warminster and the impressive Spurway greatly excepts to gallop over from close quarters.36-5. Another spell of good play , great hands by the backs Hugo Cole finds a break in the line and grounds the ball 41-5. Fielder then kicks for touch which Tingey goes fishing for in the ditch but failed to clean the ball! A great line out Kerr finds the impressive Bailey finds his fellow backs and Josh to score.46-5. Hugo then takes a drop goal and slips on his arse...funny!! The impressive Warminster 6 made a break and Chippenham fell asleep to let Warminster score in the corner.
Final Score: Chippenham 3rds 46 - 12 Warminster 2nds.
Men Of the Match: Matthew Spurway [backs] & Jamie Kerr [Forwards]
Thank you all players for playing the game with intensity, desire, Andy Lewis and Dan Thomson on debut.
Joe Tingey for this report and physio assistance. Darren Hubbard for rocking up and Kev Ingram for running the line.
Gentlemen casualties: Aikman, Storey, Fielder & Dunn [BOA] speedy recovery!!
Next week home to Combe Down 2nds meet 1345 big effort.