CHAlton v Eastleigh
What a game!!
Chalton unusually came out of the blocks from the kick off, putting pressure on Eastleigh with at least 7 phases resulting in a scrum which Chalton dominated. After all the good work Eastleigh ripped the ball and broke down the wing try scored 0-7. Easleigh then switched on forcing two penalties and gaining territory, despite some excellent defensive play they went over for try number two 0-12. Hayden Thorn kicked a loose ball out of a ruck, chased it and kicked it again, won the footrace gained possession passed to Lewis New then to Ollie Brice try scored 5-12. There was then a period of even play until Eastleigh again broke down the wing and scored 5-17. Chalton responded with several controlled phases and great forward running from Josh, Harry and George.
Lewis picked up from the base of a ruck passed to Charlie Hesk who scored Lewis converted 12-17.
Second half started at a fast pace with Chalton commiting penalties and Eastleigh gaining territory. Chalton cleared their lines with some great kicking but again a break down the wing 12-24.
Chalton responded with some aggresive play and a great offload by Hayden to Harvey just held up on the line. Pressure from Chalton continued with a lineout turnover resulting in Harvey going over, try converted by Hayden 19-24. The last 10 minutes were all Chalton with Eastleigh giving away penalties resulting in a scrum 5 yards out to Chalton . Ball lost forward end of a very even game.
Coaches Man of the match - Harry Cross who didn’t stop the whole game and made significant gains.
Eastleigh Man of Match - Lewis New