CHINEHAM RFC started 2016 in fantastic fashion as they scored 10 tries on their way to a 61-10 victory over visiting Petersfield in Hampshire One.

This was despite the visitors scoring first from a penalty. The home side opened their account with a great score as Sam Goodall received the ball inside the Petersfield half. Kieran Daley kicked the conversion.

Chineham's Matt Lingham then added two more tries. The first saw him latch onto a Doug Ireland kick over the defensive line, whist the second resulted from passing interplay with Goodall.

Prop Jack Douglas added the last of Chineham’s first half tries finishing a driving maul, before Petersfield scored their only try of the game to make it 26-10 at the interval.

The second half was opened by more sustained Chineham pressure, which was finished by swift movement from the left to right wing which saw Lloyd Amos go over.

Daley’s penalty was swiftly followed up by Goodall’s second try as he ran from the halfway line.

Tom Scoble was next to score, as he finished a powerful run by Number 8 Dave Rees, to touch the ball down.

Rees was then the quickest to react to a Petersfield fumble, as he charged 30 yards to score just to the right of the posts.

There was no let up from Chineham, as from the restart, as the home side collected the kick and scrum-half Sam Davies quickly unleashed the Chineham backs with Cameron Thorne’s unconverted try, before Daley completed the scoring.

Chineham, who remain fourth in the table and travel to Farnborough on Saturday, who are three places below them .