Chineham 47-7 Petersfield
Tries; Wells, Soper (3), Dunne, Dorling, Penalty Try Cons; Soper (6) MoM; Soper DoD; Rudden
A Return To Winning Ways For The Lions!
A return to winning ways for the Lions, even after a slow start on a wet day at HQ.
A strong maul put Chineham into a great position before Tom Scoble broke off the back to get within a yard, quickly recycled by last season’s top scorer Boo Wells to open his account for the season.
The Lions continued to grow into the game, winning a scrum against the head to allow Henry Dunne to provide the pass for Jack Soper to score under the posts.
The momentum continued, as from the kickoff, after a strong carry from Chris Dorling, Soper sent a cross kick in behind the Petersfield backs which were well gathered by wing Phil Circou, and an excellent pass sent in Dunne to finish strongly under pressure.
A sloppy finish to the half saw Petersfield score from a quick tap 5 meters out after a sustained period of pressure after Lee Rudden was unfortunate to take a team yellow for persistent infringements.
The second half started strongly, Soper stepping back inside from a Chineham line out to finish from halfway.
Another strong carry from Will Rouse led to more quick recycling from Dunne, and after zig-zagging across the pitch Soper completed his hat trick. A quick tap from Tom Scoble led to Chineham’s next score, feeding the rampaging Chris Dorling to power over under the posts. The final score of the game came following a series of penalties close to the try line, a strong Chineham scrum proving no penalty too far. An improved performance from the boys and plenty to build on moving forward.