A great Win and morning of Rugby with Chinnor

Maidenhead U16 36 v Chinnor 5

Sunday 4th November 2018


2018/19 U16s season 


A friendly game at home against Chinnor on a very mild slightly grey morning. Full squads available from both teams, playing two halves of 30mins. 


Maidenhead started strongly carrying well within the forwards, but both teams wanted to gain the upper hand so the game swung between both teams for a while. Chinnor eventually gained the upper hand and Maidenhead had to defend well and sustain wave after wave of Chinnors attack. Maidenhead started to concede a few penalties but stayed strong. With some great defensive work Maidenhead eventually turned defends into attack and started pushing back up the pitch. After winning a scrum and a great crash ball through the centre followed by a strong run down the line Callum picks and scores for the first try with Jamie making the conversion. 

On the restart Chinnor build pressure through several moves, Maidenhead are defending again, but Chinnor keep pushing into Maidenheads 22. Chinnor get a line out 5mts from our try line, which Maidenhead win and lay it back with a ruck, but somehow, it is turned over and Chinnor manage to pick up and drive, un-contested through the middle of the ruck and score their first try. 

On the re-start Maidenhead camp themselves into Chinnors half and start build several phases of play, resulting in a scrum under the posts which we hold and from a good pass to Jamie running a great strong crash ball breaks Chinnors defensive to score Maidenheads second try. Unfortunately the conversion is missed. 

Score at the end of the first half. 

Maidenhead 12 Chinnor 5 


The second half starts with both teams having made changes. Our team cohesion and continuity of play continued as if nothing had been changed and Maidenhead maintained the pressure on Chinnor. With multiple phases of play and protected and recycled ball the backs started to really stretching their legs and use different moves. The crash ball through the middle channel worked again resulting in another try for Jamie which her also converted.  

More possession came from the re-start, turning over Chinnors scrum with the ball being shipped quickly out to the Joshua who had stepped up onto the line attack. A good strong run passing it pout to Beni on the wing who then broke two tackles in run in from 20 metres to score under the posts. Converted by Jamie. 

Maidenhead continued putting on the pressure using the forwards to build 2nd and 3rd phase ball which then the backs where running off. This building phase ball ended with Blake handing off and driving over the try line to score under. Conversion missed. 

Chinnor started to build an attack from the re-start but Maidenhead defended well and eventually won the ball start build continued pressure back into the Chinnors half. The pressure was maintained resulting in a try from Callum, conversion missed.  

Score at the end of the second half 

Maidenhead 24 Chinnor 0 


Final score Maidenhead 36 Chinnor 5 



Freddie DT, Fergal Evans, Toby Muirhead, James Lynn, Freddie Forward, Oscar Ridley (PL), Andrey Todorov, Callum Watts, Elliot Monk, Alfie Mifsud, Beni Holland, Jamie Spires, Jimmy March, Harry Appleton, Cameron Macrae, Blake Powell, Jon Tindal, Zac Hudson Clarke, Corey Burridge, Oliver Jones, Jeremy De Silva, Joshua Gawman.  



No injured players 


Players injured before this match 

Zac Kennedy Leg recovery, Will Craythorne Collar Bone 


Players unavailable for this match 

Will Houghton - County duties 

Charlie Stokes - County duties 

Millan Mistry 


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