Vet­eran Stags give young ’uns a les­son

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

CHE­SHAM Stags hosted their an­nual Overs v Un­ders match on New Year’s Eve – pit­ting the club’s younger play­ers against its older charges.

In pre­vi­ous years, the ea­gerlyawaited fix­ture has been be­tween the over-30s and the un­der-30s, but with so many young play­ers at the club, the age break was re­duced to just 26.

The Un­ders fin­ished the first half with a healthy lead, be­fore ex­pe­ri­ence – or pos­si­bly dodgy ref­er­ee­ing – paid off, and the Overs staged a stir­ring sec­ond-half come­back to take the hon­ours 29-24.

De­bate over the va­lid­ity of the win­ning try raged over post-match pints and the re­sult was re­versed when the ladies staged their ver­sion of the match af­ter­wards, with the Un­ders this time com­ing out vic­to­ri­ous.

The men’s firsts re­turn to ac­tion on Satur­day week, at Alch­ester in the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Premier, while Drifters make the short trip to Phoenix in the same di­vi­sion.

There was also fes­tive fun over at Beaconsfield, where a Mar­ried ver­sus Sin­gles fancy dress match took place on Box­ing Day.

The club have pre­sented a cheque for £1,000, raised at a spon­sors’ lunch, to the Beaconsfield Round Ta­ble, to sup­port the group’s char­ity work.

Beaconsfield re­turn to South­ern Coun­ties North ac­tion at Ayles­bury on Satur­day week while Amer­sham & Chiltern re­turn to Na­tional Three Lon­don & SE du­ties on Satur­day, with a trip to Southend (ko 2pm).

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