Chineham RFC battle hard but are beaten by league leaders Petersfield

Chineham take on Petersfield at a muddy May's Bounty.

Chineham take on Petersfield at a muddy May's Bounty. Buy this photo

First published in Sport Basingstoke Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Sports Reporter

CHINEHAM RFC put in a good display but were unable to avoid defeat to Hampshire Two leaders Petersfield on Saturday.

The game took place on a boggy pitch at May’s Bounty and the visitors dominated the first half, conceding three converted tries to trail by a distance at the change of ends.

Chineham improved after the break but were unable to make up for their poor first half, eventually losing 37-20. Kris Ford and Chris Dickens got Chineham’s tries. Ford also kicked two penalties and a conversion, with Jordan Slanley making the other conversion.

Chineham sit fourth in the table but are without a game this weekend.

Kingsclere were the only other north Hampshire side to get a game in, losing 46-12 at home to third-placed Harwell in the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Championship. They remain bottom of the table ahead of a trip to Risborough on Saturday.

Aldermaston’s trip to Berkshire Shire Hall was postponed and they sit sixth ahead of a home game against Crowthorne on Saturday.

Tadley are 15 points clear at the top of the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Premier after being given a home walkover by Chipping Norton. They host third-placed Gosforth All Blacks on Saturday.

Overton were without a game in Hampshire One and remain bottom of the table. Next up is a daunting trip to table-topping Fordingbridge on Saturday.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree