Ter­rific Che­sham Prep U11s claim dou­ble tro­phy win

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

A BRIL­LIANT 24 hours for Che­sham Prep School’s U11s rugby team saw them pro­duc­ing some ter­rific per­for­mances to claim two tro­phies.

It all started last Fri­day, when the Colts 7s squad as­sem­bled at Beech­wood Park to take part in a tour­na­ment we had won the pre­vi­ous two sea­sons.

With ex­pec­ta­tions high, they started brightly with 30-0 wins over both Ald­wick­bury and York House, be­fore Beech­wood Park were beaten 40-5 and West­brook Hay seen off 25-0 as Che­sham topped their group.

The semi-fi­nal against King­shott was some­what tougher, and they had to rolling their sleeves up af­ter fall­ing be­hind to win 20-5 and reach the fi­nal, where they met West­brook Hay again.

There, two fast tries gave Che­sham an early lead which they never re­lin­quished and there was a dou­ble dose of deja-vu as they re­peated the 25-0 score­line to land the tro­phy once more.

The fol­low­ing day was the St Bene­dict’s School 7s and con­fi­dence was again high, which was ev­i­dent in the nine unan­swered tries they scored in beat­ing Claire’s Court 45-0 in the first game.

The hosts were then beaten 25-0 be­fore St Mary’s ran them clos­est any of the teams had yet, Che­sham need­ing a late try to win 15-5 fol­low­ing a St Mary’s come­back.

Know­ing an im­proved per­for­mance was re­quired, Che­sham com­bined some ex­cel­lent de­fence and cre­ative at­tack­ing play to beat St Columba’s 20-0 in the next game, be­fore seven unan­swered tries in their fi­nal group game against St John’s saw Che­sham win 35-0 to fin­ish top.

The fi­nal pit­ted them against an­other team from Claire’s Court and af­ter scor­ing straight from kick off, Che­sham cut loose to run out 30-0 win­ners.

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