CHINEHAM Lions lost to second placed Fareham Heathens 31-0 in Hampshire One, but despite the loss, there were lot of positives from the game.

Chineham started the game on the front foot staying camped in the Fareham for the first 10 minutes before a break allowed the home side to score.

Fareham scored, and converted, their second try 25 minutes into the game with some excellent passing between their backs on the right wing before cutting inside to touch down under the posts.

Chineham kept up their pressure with Will Rouse and Luke Dyer both almost scoring.

but were both stopped with just inches to spare by a resolute and organised defence.

The home side extended their lead to 19-0 by half-time at which point Chineham lost their captain to injure.

In the second half, the attacks were more even, but Chineham could not find the opening to score, while Fareham were able to score two more unconverted tries.

The scoreline did not reflect the performance of the Chineham team, a point the opposition were happy to concede after the match.

The Lions face Romsey at home on Saturday (2.30pm).

The club welcomes any new players of any ability or experience to join them.

Training takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 7pm to 9pm at Basingstoke Sports and Social Club, Mays Bounty.

TADLEY Tigers received a home walk over against Risborough in the Berk Bucks and Oxon Premier. This week they entertain Crowthorne.

ALDERMASTON lost 27-7 at Harwell in the Championship and this Saturday they are home to Littlemore.

KINGSCLERE suffered a 34-7 reverse at Aldershot and Fleet in Hampshire Two and they have a basement battle this weekend against Southampton.