Vets book final berth after great win over close rivals Oxford Harlequins

Chinnor vets win their tie with Oxford Harlequins
Chinnor vets win their tie with Oxford Harlequins

Veterans took on their Oxford Harlequins counterparts in the semi final of the vets cup to seal their place in the final of the Vets cup next Wednesday at Iffley Road against Harwell Vets.

There is an enormous rivalry between the two clubs.

That said, the teams were closely matched, more so than first thought, with nothing to choose between the scrums and a fairly evenly matched set of backs, the difference was the lack of discipline from Chinnor, receiving 3 yellow cards to Quins 1 and the errors and mistakes that ensued from cards, disjointing the team and leading to Quins’ two tries.

However, Chinnor did, in the end, show Quins how it was done with some well worked tries from some superb, flowing rugby, when the ball went to hand enabling Chinnor to run out 36 - 12 winners.

It was a stilted performance from the Chinnor Old Boys with touches of class, we can only hope for a more polished performance next week.