Rugby: Thurrock thumped by Chiltern

Amersham and Chiltern 34 v 14 Thurrock

CHILTERN met a “Top 4” team at Weedon Lane on Saturday and stood tall against a very competitive Thurrock XV. Chiltern ran out worthy winners after a gritty and professional display,

Thurrock competed throughout the 80 minutes and constantly asked questions of the home team and had the best of starts as Jarrett Crouch went over under the posts, after some good opening phases, Tim Blundell added the conversion. Thurrock were then badly disrupted by the loss of their classy and dangerous fullback Hagen Mumba after 15 minutes and a harsh yellow card for their hooker Dan Carey after 20 minutes.

A penalty for the home side kicked by Andy Fluker after 18 minutes. Shortly after Sam Portland crossed for an emotional score in the corner, there was 30 seconds applause for his brother who passed away over Christmas and a hug for his Family some 70 metres away.

Just before half-time, Chiltern were awarded a penalty right in front of the posts within Thurrock’s 22. But rather than take the dead-cert 3 points, they chose a was rewarded with scrum half Andy Fluker’s darting run to score by the posts, which he converted to send the home team in 15-7 at the break.

Two tries from winger George Wood  and another from Jordan Scott with two more conversions from Fluker. But Thurrock had the final say, as Andrew Nimmo crashed over, and Blundell added the extras, but it was all a bit late and Thurrock can reflect back and certainly deserved more out of this game

Thus week Thurrock host RUISLIP at Oakfield, kick off is 3pm

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