Chiswick chase away the blues
Rugby Result - Old Blues 14 Chiswick 20
Little to choose between these teams from Surrey 1 and the Herts and Middx 1, competing for the Junior Vase, and an open game that could easily have gone the other way. Chiswick had the edge for most of the first half, their scrum performing efficiently, and Matt Vinden jumping well on the Chiswick throw-ins. With plenty of possession, the visitors took a while probing the home defence before Euan Smith and Mike Sampson popped up in midfield to help the threequarters, the latter putting wing Simon Slattery away for a try in the corner which Keith Luckman failed to convert.
A simple conversion followed. Chiswick renewed their efforts, and after Ian Walker had landed a penalty kick, good solid mauling after a clean lineout take by Vinden presaged a pile of Chiswick players over the line, with, inevitably, Kelvin Campbell eventually emerging with the ball. Walker got a good conversion. Substitute Graham Johnson produced a storming break just before half-time, thwarted eventually by good home defence.
Chiswick team :- Donaldson ( Maguire ), Pickering, Campbell, Sampson ( Johnson ), Chraplewczyk, Smith, Robbings, Vinden, Walker, Luckman, Slattery, Dick, Jones, Polanski ( Lee ), Hammond
September 20, 2005