Sat 22
1st XV
A League Too far

A League Too far

By Peter Bright
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Speedy Chester backs outpace the Youngsters from Lincolnshire

Following the brave performance at Hinckley in the last game, The Greens came apart in the face of speedy opposition at Chester and were defeated by a record 109 points to 12.
Still suffering from the loss of experienced Players including Sam Morgan (retired due to injury) Olli Wood, Will Harrison and Colin Chapman (long term injury),
They also had to do without the experience of Paul Cook and Jacob Hardy who were injured at Hinckley and then the loss of Captain Tom Foster 15 minutes into the game. All this left a very inexperienced set of threequarters to take on Chester.

The Home boys were on the board after only 4 minutes when Fullback Dixon opened the scoring converted by Pemberton. Only 4 minutes later Flanker Baxter crossed followed by another Pemberton conversion and the home boys were well on their way. Scunthorpe never recovered and the leaky defence conceded a further seven tries to give a half-time score-line of 55 points to 7. The only consolation being a try by Jack Scorer after 24 minutes converted with an excellent strike by Will Robinson.

The traumatic score-line did not promise much for the second period and so it proved when the home lads were back over the line in the first minute of the second period. Chester got another score after 15 minutes after which Scunthorpe put together their only concerted period of pressure with the ball, retaining the possession through multiple phases until finally Scorer got over the line once more. Robinson was unable to add the extras. Chester then came back with tries at regular intervals and finally achieved the century mark 3 minutes before the final whistle.

Tim Robinson will have to regroup his playing resource as the next fixture is against runaway league leaders Caldy and another traumatic score-line may well ensue.

Match Report by Louie Clayton

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Sat 22, Feb 2020




National 2 North