Chesham’s mud and thunder earns them County Plate final
U13s beat their Milton Keynes counterparts comprehensively in blustery and wet conditions
number eight Alfie Dix supported by flankers George Weston and Max Morphey.
The wind dropped in the second half but MK had few opportunities to break a tight Chesham defence, and on the two occasions they did, Ethan Bryan made try saving tackles to earn himself the title of man of the match.
Chesham’s other wing, Patrick Ellerton, also earned recognition from his coaches for an outstanding personal performance, while try of the day saw Aaron Stewart run half the length of the field and through the helpless defence.
Weston also bagged a brace of tries, while Morphey, Dix and Michael Adcock added one each and McNaughton kicked two conversions.
Chesham were hoping to meet High Wycombe in the final, the team who had knocked them out of the County Cup despite the game ending in a draw with the away team being awarded the win.
But it was not to be as Wycombe went down 19-12 to Aylesbury in the other semi and it is they who Chesham will play in the final on Sunday March 13, at Bletchley RFC.
It was also a good day for Chesham’s men’s first XV, who made it two league wins in a row for the first time this season, beating Alchester 15-5 to move clear of the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Premier drop zone.
Billy Moore scored both tries while Ross Leek kicked the rest of the points. They visit Chipping Norton this Saturday.
Chesham RFC U13s celebrate their Bucks Plate