Chineham RFC

Chineham 20-0 Bognor

Tries; Pickett, Heywood, West, Lingham MoM; Heywood DoD; Soper

A memorable day for two long serving players

A memorable day for two long-serving players notching their first Chineham tries in the mud and rain.

Chineham started strongly in the mud bowl, disrupting the opposition’s lineout and dominating at the scrum. The pressure eventually told after a succession of penalties gave the platform for a strong maul spearheaded by Josh Pickett, who sprung over to notch his first Chineham try and get one over on the president.

Chineham continued to dictate okay up the hill, spurning a few glorious chances before notorious pest Jamie West pilfered a Bognor line out and broke towards the line, Chris Heywood running a great supporting line to finish off via a trademark West offload, also notching his first Chineham try!

The half followed a similar pattern, weather conditions and a touch of greediness stopping the Lions from adding any more scores before West stole another line out on the Bognor 5 and swan dived over.

Bognor came out strong in the second half, and more sloppiness from the Lions prevented them from adding further gloss to the score line until a cross-field kick landed perfectly for Matt Lingham to nudge on make the most of the conditions to slide home and secure the bonus point.

A strong start to 2023 for the Lions, and plenty to work on going forward to next week’s visit to Tottonians.

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