Chinnor running riot

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CHINNOR smashed Oxford Harlequins in a 66-3 rout, scoring 10 tries on the way to recording their highest ever victory over their local rivals.

It was one-way traffic from the start as in the sixth minute Cathcart delivered a short flat pass to Stoop who sliced through the defence to score under the posts.

Cathcart set a precedent by duly converting to give Chinnor a 7-0 lead with barely seven minutes on the clock. Twenty minutes later, from a short tap penalty, Stoop ran out wide and then cut back to dance through the opposition for his second try.

A wonder try from Seymour and another from Goode saw Chinnor take a 26-0 advantage into the half-time break.

The second half was only minutes old when Stoop once again got onto the scoreboard. From a long Quins kick downfield, Gilbert returned the ball with pace.

A quick pass to the rapid Colver progressed the ball to 30 metres from the Quins line. A sublime slip pass then saw Stoop, with electric acceleration, outstrip the defence for his hat-trick try.

Just one minute later came the highlight of the match. From a Chinnor scrum just inside Quins’ half, scrum half Jones exchanged passes with Cathcart and then set the Chinnor backs running down the narrow side. Rapid and slick inter-passing released Seymour to score under the posts without a single Chinnor player being touched by an opposition hand.

A penalty scored by Oxford was not enough to stop the rout and Smith and Cathcart soon added to the now embarrassing scoreline. Chase then outstripped the opposition for Chinnor’s ninth try which was converted by Cathcart to give a 59-3 lead.

With the match drawing to a close, Stoop again was the provider, this time for Gilbert, who strolled over for Chinnor’s 10th. Cathcart successfully converted for a final score of 66-3.