A&C’s spec­tac­u­lar show


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NA­TIONAL THREE Amer­sham & Chiltern Bury St Ed­munds AMER­SHAM & Chiltern pro­duced one of their most spec­tac­u­lar dis­plays of run­ning rugby in the first half on Satur­day, scor­ing four out­stand­ing tries to en­sure a valu­able bonus point – and ul­ti­mately vic­tory.

Wth eight min­utes gone, Tom Black­burn drove up the cen­tre and the ball was moved right and swiftly back inside to find skip­per Tom Gram­menos, who scored next to the posts, Jack Kenyon con­vert­ing.

After 25 min­utes, su­perb han­dling and support play led to a break by Rhys Keith and a try con­verted by Kenyon. With in­jury time ap­proach­ing, they at­tacked again in the vis­i­tor’s 22 and Kenyon jinked his way through to score by the posts be­fore adding the ex­tras,

From the restart, and now deep into in­jury time, the vis­i­tors tried to run the ball out of their own half but only suc­ceeded in giv­ing a sim­ple in­ter­cep­tion pass to Dave John, who ran in vir­tu­ally un­op­posed for the fourth and bonus point try, con­verted again by Kenyon.

The dis­rup­tions caused by in­juries to Matt Allen and Keith saw a much more hes­i­tant home side com­mence the sec­ond half, and the vis­i­tors swiftly grew in con­fi­dence and scored two tries from breaks through the cen­tre in quick suc­ces­sion, both un­con­verted.

A yel­low card for Day and no front row re­place­ment meant that un­con­tested scrums were re­quired for a 10-minute pe­riod, and the vis­i­tors cap­i­talised on the nu­mer­i­cal ad­van­tage, scor­ing a fur­ther try, but with num­bers re­stored, Chiltern weath­ered the re­main­ing time to deny the vis­i­tors a los­ing bonus point.


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