Narrow win ensures survival for Chiswick
Rugby Result - Chiswick 12 Hemel Hempstead 11
A nervy start
by Chiswick against the wind culminated in a try for Hemel, poor tackling
allowing their centre to power into the home 22 before putting his winger
in at the corner. Before Chiswick sorted out their lineout work in the
absence of Mark Williams, Hemel were obtaining lots of ball, and they
kicked well with the wind to keep the pressure on. A penalty soon put
them eight points up.
Slick lineout work, followed by a training session drive for the line, left a smiling, rejuvenated Kelvin Campbell rising from the mass of bodies to accept the plaudits of the large crowd of supporters. In the ensuing hush, Walker ran in and kicked the ball dead straight between the posts to send the unfortunate Hemel down, whilst keeping Chiswick up. The new clubhouse, although not yet completely fitted out, was a welcome venue for all at the end.
Chiswick team :- Donaldson ( Johnson ), Nichols, Campbell, Hood, Chraplewczyk, Vinden, Robbings, Pickering, Walker, Luckman, Slattery, Fraser, Lovell ( Hinze ), Coffey, Hammond
April 17, 2005