Stags tread hal­lowed ground dur­ing lat­est win

YOUTH RUGBY

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CHE­SHAM Stags U11s con­tin­ued their un­beaten 2015 un­der the flood­lights of Sara­cens’ Al­lianz Park on Satur­day.

The Stags put on a com­pre­hen­sive dis­play to beat Bar­net El­iz­a­bethans, who had ar­ranged the fix­ture at the home of the Premier­ship rugby side.

Che­sham’s best mo­ments were characterised by some fe­ro­cious tack­ling and te­na­cious run­ning and their fast at­tack­ing rugby had Bar­net on the back foot as the vis­i­tors ran out 45-33 win­ners.

Try scor­ers in­cluded Harry Longhurst, Ge­orge Gib­bins, Edem Ad­ablah, Fin­lay Hal­ley, Sam Longhurst and Char­lie Stagg, with Matty Brown kick­ing five out of five con­ver­sions, and there were no­table per­for­mances from Longhurst, Gib­bins and Ge­orge Chard.

“It was a fab­u­lous ex­pe­ri­ence for the boys to play un­der the

Ac­tion from Bar­net El­iz­a­bethans against Che­sham U14s flood­lights on the ar­ti­fi­cial pitch at gain­ing a close 20-15 win in a Sara­cens,” said U11 coach, Paul gritty con­tent against Bletch­ley, Longhurst.“They re­sponded to hav­ing trailed their hosts for most the oc­ca­sion mag­nif­i­cently and we of the game. are so proud of them all.” With five min­utes to go, the

Ear­lier in the week, Che­sham’s Stags were still 15-10 be­hind, but U16 side also won on the road, Jamie Barnes hacked down the length of the pitch be­fore even­tu­ally touch­ing the ball down to level the scores, and a nerve­less con­ver­sion by fly-half Jack Ed­house put Stags in front – a lead he ce­mented two min­utes later with an­other calmly taken penalty.

Club chair­man Cliff Davies said: “The com­mit­ment and po­ten­tial of the youth sides pro­vide more weight to the im­por­tance of Che­sham’s Fu­ture Build­ing project. We are cur­rently with­out a club­house and are seek­ing a spon­sor to aid us in fundrais­ing ef­forts to find the sides a per­ma­nent base.

“We’d love to hear from any lo­cal busi­nesses who want to help.

“We have over 300 minis and ju­niors play­ing at the club, so it’s vi­tal we can rely on a warm and wel­com­ing club­house for them.”

To com­plete a good week­end for the club, the men’s first XV recorded an im­pres­sive 29-17 win over third-placed Wheat­ley in the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Pre­mier.

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