Results

ClubPoints
Chinnor28
Canterbury20

Date Time Season
2nd Nov 2019 3:00 pm National League 1 2019/20

Match Report

CHINNOR 28 CANTERBURY 20

by Andy Rogers

In atrocious weather of driving wind and continuous rain, Canterbury came away without even the losing bonus point their performance merited in a game in which they were competitive throughout.
Two first half catch and drive tries expertly executed from five metre line outs saw hooker Tristan King and flanker Will Scholes make the touchdowns. Those scores, plus a Dan Smart conversion and penalty goal guided the city men to a slender 15 – 14 lead at the break.
Chinnor had two tries of their own to celebrate, from Chris Ryan and Danny Southworth with Laurence May converting both, and with the wind and rain at their backs in the second half their powerful pack began to exert control.
For Canterbury it was backs to the wall stuff but they were unable to stifle the driving maul which brought a try for Nick Selway, converted by May, to put the home side back in the lead.
The city side came right back into the game in the final quarter when Ricky Mackintosh ran a lovely line to score their third try, which Dan Smart just failed to convert. Frustratingly it was not quite enough as Chinnor took control of the late stages and Will Ryan’s try, again converted by May, left Canterbury empty handed and with concerns going into next week’s game against table toppers Richmond. Injuries to front row men Jamie Dever and Charlie Connolly, plus the red card shown in the final minutes to skipper Sean Stapleton together with Chinnor’s Ben Thomas, presents more problems.
Canterbury;: W.Waddigton, R.Mackintosh, D.Corcoran, A..Meads (repl J.J.Murray), C.Grimes, M.Craven, D.Smart, A.Cooper (repl C.Connolly), T.King, J.Dever (repl G.Syminton), R.Cadman (rel R.Meeson), M.Corker, W.Scholes, S.Stapleton, G.Micans.(repl T,Oliver)

Chinnor

Position T C P DG
 0000

Director of Rugby: Matt Williams

Canterbury

# Player Position T C P DG
1Aaron Cooper 18Prop0000
2Tristan KingHooker1000
3Jamie Dever 17Prop0000
4Royce Cadman 19Lock0000
5Matt CorkerLock0000
6Will ScholesFlanker1000
7Sean StapletonFlanker0000
8George Micans 20Number Eight0000
9Daniel SmartScrum half0110
10Max CravenOutside half0000
11Charlie GrimesWing0000
12Alex Meads 16Centre0000
13Dwayne CorcoranCentre0000
14Ricky MackintoshWing1000
15Will WaddingtonFull-back0000
16Jonathan Murray 12Centre0000
17Gene Syminton 3Prop0000
18Charlie Connolly 1Prop0000
19Rob Meeson 4Lock0000
20Tyler Oliver 8Prop0000
 Total 3110

Coach/Committee Member/Director of Rugby: Andy Pratt
Team Manager: Andy Rogers
Coach: Dave Marshall
Coach: Matthew Pinnick

T
0
3
C
0
1
P
0
1
DG
0
0

Match Venue

Chinnor Rugby Football Club
Kingsey Rd, Thame OX9 3JL, UK