Glorious Chinnor maintain undefeated season with victory over title contenders Bournemouth

James Cathcart kicking one of several conversions.  Kelly Davis
James Cathcart kicking one of several conversions. Kelly Davis
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CHINNOR Rugby Club won their top of the table clash against Bournemouth in a tight 21-15 home victory.

Both teams went into the match with unbeaten records so far this season but it was Chinnor who was to emerge the happier.

Bournemouth came to Kingsey Road with great expectation but the home side refused to stick to the script.

The first score was not long in coming when inside the 10th minute Stoop accelerated onto the ball and crossed the visitor’s line to score.

Bournemouth hit back but failed to convert, leaving the score 7-5 to Chinnor.

A well organised move saw winger Seymour cross the line to put the home side 14-5 ahead.

After the break Chinnor kept playing how they had in the first-half and the alert and powerful Waddingham picked up and blasted around the blind side of the ruck to score Chinnor’s third try.

Bournemouth fought back and when Chinnor’s flanker Jackman was sin-binned they made the most of the space to score their second. On the 75th minute Bournemouth were awarded a penalty for a foul for which Jackman was shown a red card but chose to kick to retain the losing bonus point.

The game came to a tense finish with the visitors applying constant pressure that was only relieved by the boot of Cathcart after the stout Chinnor defence was able to turn the ball over.