CHICHESTER 20 v 28 THURROCK
PROBABLY this would rate as Thurrock’s best away performance of the season they started the game on the front foot and never looked back.
The visitors opened scoring with a well taken drop goal from Sam Stanley and was quickly followed by a typical crashing run from Henry Bird to score close to the posts, Stanley adding the extras.
Chichester hit back with a long range penalty but this quickly cancelled out by another on the stroke of half time by Stanley penalty before Niall Clifford added Thurrock’s second try this time the Stanley conversion went wide
Chichester took another long range penalty right on the half time whistle to make the score 18-6 at the break.
The second half became a very scrappy affair with neither team getting into rhythm to 18-3 with both sides collecting yellow cards there was only 10 minutes in the whole half did both sides have a full complement and it was the home side that got the first try of the half when a catch and drive was well executed for a converted try to make it 18-13
But Thurrock went straight back into the Chichester half and Dylan Fearon was on hand home side had a great to sprint round under the posts for Stanley to convert to extend the lead to 25-13
With Thurrock down to 13 the home side took full advantage with a 5 metre scrum to push over for another converted tryBut as before Thurrock went back into Chichester territory and won a penalty in front of the posts which Stanley putnover tp lead by 3 scores
Thurrock back to 15 for the last 4 minutes kept the home side at bay and hang on for what was a deserved win
League action takes a break next week with the next game at Oakfield on 2nd March when Thurrock entertain Brighton kick off will be 3pm