CHINEHAM Lions caused an upset in the Hampshire Plate on Saturday, reaching the final with an excellent 17-5 victory away at Petersfield.

Sam Goodal scored two tries and Kieran Daley also crossed the line for the hosts, who went into the game as underdogs but emerged victorious to reach a cup final for the first time in the club’s history.

The showpiece will be played at May’s Bounty, Chineham’s home ground, on April 18, with either Fareham Heathens or Millbrook providing the opposition.

They are also going well in the league, sitting second in the Hampshire Two table ahead of a trip to struggling Aldershot and Fleet on Saturday.

Overton and Kingsclere, who also play in Hampshire Two, were not in action last week.

Overton welcome third-placed Ventnor to Laverstoke Park on Saturday, while there is a bottom-of-the-table clash at the Fieldgate Centre, with Kingsclere hosting Nomads.

Aldermaston remain bottom of the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Championship after losing 35-12 at home to Farnham Royal.

The home side trailed 14-7 at half-time, but the visitors ran away with the game after the break.

Aldermaston host third-placed Didcot on Saturday, while Tadley Tigers, who are bottom of London Two South West, face a crucial home game against ninth-placed Old Reigatian.