CHAlton v New Milton
By Tracey New
Bowl Semi Final
My avid followers will know last time I didn’t have a pen. This time I wrote a glowing match report which Tracey decided to throw away. So again my diminished memory has to come into play.
There seemed to be some trepidation from the players about New Milton because they are a first division side.
The game started very evenly with both sides measuring up the opposition. The first scrum was an even contest but at times CHAlton were much the stronger pushing New Milton off the ball. CHAlton had the luxury of 20 players whereas New Milton came with a minimal 16.
CHAlton grew into the game and started to show their aggression and prowess with some great rucking over the ball, clearing out and tackling. By half time the score was a remarkable 29-0.
New Milton decided to wake up and start playing and ran in two quick tries.
CHAlton rallied fixed the problem themselves and started to get the upper hand again.
Joe scored two great tries, ripping the ball and then with kick and chase into space.
I know George scored a great try and Hayden scored with one of his amazing weaving runs. Will and Lewis also ran in tries making the final score an impressive 46-17.
Joe was given Man of the match by the coaches however every player gave 100%.
I would like to mention Nicholas, Aidan and Connor who made some great tackles. New Milton awarded Lewis Man of the match but nothing should be taken away from any player I haven’t mentioned. CHAlton are playing as a team, Well done lads. Eastleigh in the final at home, can’t wait.