RUGBY: Chippenham 10 Old Redcliffians 21
2:10pm Tuesday 24th September 2013 in Latest Sport News
CHIPPENHAM slipped to their second National Three South West defeat of the campaign with a poor performance at Allington Field.
Fielding a much-changed side, Chippenham missed an early penalty chance from debutant Josh Hawkins and then botched two scoring chances before the Bristol visitors made them pay by opening the scoring with a converted try from Henry Bird.
More Chippenham mistakes ensued and their scrum was then shunted backwards, resulting in a penalty try and a further seven points.
Bird’s second and another conversion from Jack Steer gave the visitors a 21-0 lead.
Chippenham’s half got worse as they lost Lewis Surry to an ankle injury, but they started the second half with intent.
A sin-binning dropped Old Reds to 14 men and Chippenham took advantage as Gary Champion and Bobby Lyons combined to set up Ryan Surry for the try.
A fine break by Jon Squires, created space which saw Matt Bye combine with fellow lock Aidan Ascott to send Tom Knight across the line.
But that was the end of the scoring and Chippenham were again disrupted by injuries as Rupert Crockett went off with a head wound and Aaron Clark was replaced after another clash of heads.
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