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Chippenham
Newbury Blues
Tries
T MARTIN, A Bancroft, A MILLAR, T Pearce, H North, R JONES, D Craigen, A SPARKES
Conversions
D THORNE (4)
Sat 20 Oct 15:00 - South West Division - Wadworth 6X South West 1 East Full time

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Newbury Blues keep up their winning streak with a hard-fought victory over a young Chippenham team

CHIPPENHAM 17 v 48 NEWBURY BLUES

Blues still 100%
Saturday 20th Oct 2018, 3 pm KO South West 1 East

Newbury Blues keep up their winning streak with a hard-fought victory over a young Chippenham team

Blues vs Chippenham 20 Oct 2018
48 photos

Blues have two players reaching landmark caps today, the faithful Newbury Blues servant Ben HICKS reached his 150th cap a fantastic achievement, one of the youngest Newbury players ever to achieve this, many congratulations Ben.
Ryan DAVIS achieving his 50th cap well done Ryan

Blues travel to Chippenham with a squad showing four changes from the last game on a warm sunny Saturday afternoon, a big Newbury crowd have also travelled to support the Blues

Blues kick off and are unlucky not to get their hands on the ball instead it’s a knock on, Blues scrum shoves the Chippenham pack off the ball and they attack the Chippenham’s defence, Blues spread the ball through hands wide to their left and Tom MARTIN rounds the defender to score wide out the long conversion hits the upright, 5-0 3 mins

Chippenham restart, Blues run then put in a long kick, Chippenham run the ball and win a penalty at the tackle on half way which is kicked to touch, Chippenham’s lineout isn’t straight so Blues have a scrum, from the scrum Blues run at Chippenham before putting in a chip kick which is to long giving them a 22 drop out. Blues gather and are straight back in attack winning a penalty which they kick to touch in Chippenham’s 22, Chippenham steal the lineout and get a penalty, they play the advantage and take play into Blues half winning another penalty which they kick to touch. Chippenham win a penalty at the lineout which they tap and go getting into Blues 22 before they lose the ball, Blues clear to touch, lineout won Chippenham again put pressure on the Blues defence then put in a chip kick, Blues run out of defence but don’t get far before they are tackled into touch, bit of handbags between the players and Chippenham get a penalty.
Chippenham kick to touch, Blues steal the lineout and after a couple of pick and drives kick deep, a good chase is rewarded when Chippenham lose the ball and it is hacked into touch in Chippenhams 22, Blues win the lineout and take play across the pitch but a forward pass halts their progress. Chippenham win their scrum under pressure and kick clear, Blues win the lineout but knock on, Chippenham again from a reset scrum just hold possession under pressure and spread play across the pitch before putting in a kick, Blues touch down over the try line and take the 22 drop out, Chippenham take and run back into Blues half before a knock on gives Blues a scrum.
Blues win their scrum and run the ball getting back into Chippenham’s half, they keep up the pressure getting into Chippenhams 22 before they lose the ball, Chippenham kick clear, Blues gather and run getting back into Chippenham’s half and win a penalty, injury time out.

Stephen Ansell off Ben HICKS on for cap 150, 24 mins

The long kick is just short, Chippenham take and kick clear, Dan THORNE gathers and a good run and offload releases Alex Bancroft who cuts a great line to score close to the posts, Dan THORNE kicks the conversion making the score 0-12 26 mins

Chippenham restart Blues gather and attack, Blues keep the ball live getting up to Chippenham’s 22 before releasing the ball left allowing Alex Millar to score in the left-hand corner, again the long conversion hits the upright, 0-17 30 mins

Straight from the restart Blues run at Chippenham, Tom ERSKINE makes good ground before he releases Josh WINFIELD who is off, he draws the defender and slips a pass to Toby Pearce who rounds the last defender to score the bonus point try Dan THORNE converts, 0-24 32 mins
Chippenham kick off Blues gather and run but lose the ball forwards, Chippenham win their scrum and run at Blues before putting in a kick, Blues return the kick Chippenham gather and run winning a penalty at the tackle which they kick to touch in Blues 22, Blues steal the lineout and get up to half way before they lose the ball, Chippenham attack and get a penalty which they kick to touch win the lineout and put Blues under a period of pressure, eventually the ball is spread wide and their winger is over to score wide out on the left, the conversion is short, 5-24 35mins

Blues restart, Chippenham take and run but are pushed backwards by Blues and elect to kick, Blues gather and get back into Chippenham’s 22 before a forward pass gives Chippenham a scrum in their own 22 which they win and kick out of defence, Blues attack getting up to the line but the ball is lost forwards, Chippenham win the scrum and kick, Blues gather and return the kick which Chippenham touch down behind the line and take the 22 drop out. Blues gather and run but a foot in touch halts their progress, Chippenham win the lineout and run but Blues manage to steal at the tackle and put more pressure on the Cheltenham defence but a knock on gives Cheltenham a scrum just in their own half, Blues pack win the scrum and Blues spread the ball across the pitch Dan THORNE to Tommy Martin to Harvey North who breaks through to score Dan THORNE converts 5-31 Half time

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Chippenham kick off the second half and soon have the ball back they run at Blues but cough up possession at the tackle, Blues knock on.

Kyle DOEL off Duncan Craigen on 41 mins

Chippenham attack from the scrum but knock on in Blues 22, Blues play the advantage and clear to touch on half way, Chippenham win their lineout and after a couple of phases kick long the ball bouncing into touch, Blues run from their lineout but lose the ball forwards Chippenham kick into Blues 22, Blues call the mark and clear to touch in Chippenham’s half

Alex SPARKES off Tom Hunt on 44 mins

Chippenham win the lineout and run at Blues but lose the ball in the tackle, Blues also cough up possession and Chippenham kick, both sides try the kicking games before Chippenham kick into touch, Blues lineout is not straight so Chippenham take the lineout, from the lineout they attack and the ball is spread wide to their left and they are over to score the conversion is wide 10-31 48 mins

Blues kick off and manage to get hold of the ball and take play into Chippenhams 22 but lose the ball Chippenham clear to touch, Blues win the lineout and attack taking play into Chippenham’s 22 before Alex Bancroft delays a pass to Rory JONES to break through and score under the posts Dan THORNE adds the conversion 10-38 52 mins

Chippenham restart, Blues penalised for crossing which they kick to touch, Chippenham put Blues under pressure for several minutes which results in Blues picking up a yellow card, Chippenham keep up the pressure but cannot make the break through, Blues manage to keep Chippenham out and only a last ditch tackle stops them from scoring when over the line but tackled into touch, Blues take the 22 drop out, Chippenham return the kick, Blues gather and some good running rugby takes them into Chippenham’s 22 but they lose the ball allowing Chippenham to clear to touch, Blues lineout is ruled not straight, Chippenham win their scrum and take play into Blues 22 before they lose the ball, Blues run out of defence but a knock on gives Chippenham a scrum.

Kyle DOEL on Tom ERSKINE off, yellow back on 70 mins

Blues steal the scrum and take play back into Chippenham’s half, Chippenham steal the ball and run at Blues winning a penalty, they take a quick tap and go getting up to half way before Blues win a scrum, from the scrum Blues run then kick and a good chase results in Chippenham clearing to touch.
Alex SPARKES on Harvey North off 74 mins

Blues lineout is not straight but the pack shoves Chippenham off the scrum and a good period of attacking play takes them from one side of the pitch to the other for Duncan Craigen to score wide out on the right, the conversion is just short, 10-43 76 mins

Chippenham restart and get a scrum when Blues knock on, Chippenham have the better of the next couple of minutes and when the get a penalty at their scrum on halfway they catch Blues napping when a quick tap and go means they run straight trough the Blues defence to score under the posts and drop kick the conversion 17-43 79 mins

Chippenham are now thinking of the try bonus point but they lose the ball allowing Blues to mount one final attack, the ball is spread through the backs allowing Alex SPARKES to hug the touchline and get over to score wide out on the left, the conversion is just wide 17-48 Full time

MOM goes to Tom MARTIN
DOD goes to Futch and Arch

Newbury Squad
Stephen Ansell, Max Hayman, James MACAULAY, Kyle DOEL, Tom ERSKINE, Josh WINFIELD,
Ryan DAVIS, Alex Millar, Alex SPARKES, Alex Bancroft, Toby Pearce, Rory JONES,
Dan THORNE, Harvey North, Tom MARTIN, Ben HICKS, Duncan Craigen, Tom Hunt

Thanks to the great support who again turned up in numbers to cheer on the Blues
Also big thanks to Ian Jack who was there taking photo’s much appreciated by all

Blues next match is the top of the table clash at Monks Lane against 2nd in the table Marlborough, Sat 27-10-18, 3pm KO

Tom MARTIN

Player of the Match

Tom MARTIN

Key moments

3:00
Try Tom MARTIN scores for Newbury Blues
26:00
Try Alex Bancroft scores for Newbury Blues
26:00
Conversion Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
30:00
Try Alex MILLAR scores for Newbury Blues
32:00
Try Toby Pearce scores for Newbury Blues
32:00
Conversion Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
39:00
Try Harvey North scores for Newbury Blues
39:00
Conversion Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
52:00
Try Rory JONES scores for Newbury Blues
52:00
Conversion Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
76:00
Try Duncan Craigen scores for Newbury Blues
79:00
Try Alex SPARKES scores for Newbury Blues

Videos and photos

Blues vs Chippenham 20 Oct 2018
48 photos

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Tom MARTIN is awarded player of the match for Newbury Blues
79:00 Try 0 - 48
Alex SPARKES scores for Newbury Blues
76:00 Try 0 - 43
Duncan Craigen scores for Newbury Blues
74:00 Sub On
Alex SPARKES is substituted on for Newbury Blues
74:00 Sub Off
Harvey North is substituted off for Newbury Blues
70:00 Sub On
Kyle DOEL is substituted on for Newbury Blues
70:00 Sub Off
Tom ERSKINE is substituted off for Newbury Blues
52:00 Try 0 - 36
Rory JONES scores for Newbury Blues
52:00 Conversion 0 - 38
Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
44:00 Sub On
Tom Hunt is substituted on for Newbury Blues
44:00 Sub Off
Alex SPARKES is substituted off for Newbury Blues
41:00 Sub Off
Kyle DOEL is substituted off for Newbury Blues
41:00 Sub On
Duncan Craigen is substituted on for Newbury Blues
End of period 1
39:00 Try 0 - 29
Harvey North scores for Newbury Blues
39:00 Conversion 0 - 31
Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
32:00 Try 0 - 22
Toby Pearce scores for Newbury Blues
32:00 Conversion 0 - 24
Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
30:00 Try 0 - 17
Alex MILLAR scores for Newbury Blues
26:00 Try 0 - 10
Alex Bancroft scores for Newbury Blues
26:00 Conversion 0 - 12
Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
24:00 Sub On
Ben HICKS is substituted on for Newbury Blues
24:00 Sub Off
Stephen ANSELL is substituted off for Newbury Blues
3:00 Try 0 - 5
Tom MARTIN scores for Newbury Blues
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As it happened

  • Chippenham
  • Newbury Blues
  • 0
  • Tom MARTIN Try 3:00'
  • Ben HICKS Sub On 24:00'
  • Stephen ANSELL Sub Off 24:00'
  • Alex Bancroft Try 26:00'
  • Dan THORNE Conversion 26:00'
  • Alex MILLAR Try 30:00'
  • Toby Pearce Try 32:00'
  • Dan THORNE Conversion 32:00'
  • Harvey North Try 39:00'
  • Dan THORNE Conversion 39:00'
  • Duncan Craigen Sub On 41:00'
  • Kyle DOEL Sub Off 41:00'
  • Tom Hunt Sub On 44:00'
  • Alex SPARKES Sub Off 44:00'
  • Rory JONES Try 52:00'
  • Dan THORNE Conversion 52:00'
  • Kyle DOEL Sub On 70:00'
  • Tom ERSKINE Sub Off 70:00'
  • Alex SPARKES Sub On 74:00'
  • Harvey North Sub Off 74:00'
  • Duncan Craigen Try 76:00'
  • Alex SPARKES Try 79:00'

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2. Old Centralians 26 101
3. Banbury 26 98
4. Marlborough 26 97
5. Royal Wootton Bassett 26 79
6. Beaconsfield 26 65
7. Salisbury 26 62

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