A win and a draw for the Chariots
Verulamian Chariots U11s 28 Aylesbury U11s 28 VERULAMIAN Chariots hosted Aylesbury at a wet and windy Cotlandswick on Sunday and despite the conditions two matches were played. The first was a fiercely contested match which in fairness was only let down
Verulamian Chariots U11s 28 Aylesbury U11s 28
VERULAMIAN Chariots hosted Aylesbury at a wet and windy Cotlandswick on Sunday and despite the conditions two matches were played.
The first was a fiercely contested match which in fairness was only let down by some inconsistent refereeing decisions. Chariots started strongly and returned the deep Aylesbury kick off with a series of quickly recycled phases of possession to take the ball deep into the Aylesbury half, they then spent the opening five minutes with a series of attacks that the Aylesbury defence repelled time after time.
Chariots finally broke free of the defence with a driving maul that Rory Jeram span off the side of to ground the ball and the conversion was taken successfully by Adam Hatchett.
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Chariots again fielded the restart well and again several quick rucks enabled Jonny Wallace to break free and score Chariots' second try which Hatchett again successfully converted.
Aylesbury broke free quickly afterwards to score a converted try following what appeared to be a clear knock on. Chariots were awarded a penalty about 10 meters from the Aylesbury line and a quick tap was taken by Hatchett who broke through the Aylesbury defence to score a try which he converted himself.
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The first half ended Chariots 21 Aylesbury 7. The second half started with Chariots trying to consolidate their position in the game with them scoring first when Max Chambers rounded the last defender following Chariots best flowing move of the game. James Ryan took over the kicking and converted the try.
Chariots had two efforts at scoring denied as the referee decided they had been held up over the try line. Chariots defence seemed to lose concentration as Aylesbury scored converted tries with the last two possessions of the game to tie the game 28-28.
As the rain began to fall again the second match got underway. The game was dominated by Chariots who spent most of the game in the Aylesbury half and a solid scrum enabled Nick Keohane to cut back on the blind side to score in the corner the conversion was made by Ryan.
Aylesbury quickly responded with a converted try of their own tying the match at half time 7-7.
In the second half despite a spirited fight by Aylesbury the Chariots line was not breeched and there were further tries from Keohane and a determined run from Jordan Reynolds which resulted in him grounding the ball while four Aylesbury players attempted to hold him up. Both of these tries were converted by Ryan the final whistle blew as a determined Chariots defence again thwarted Aylesbury's attempts to score again with Chariots winning 21-7.