Report: 1sts v Chineham (A), Sat. 7 Jan. 2017

Chineham 10-37 IW

The Island started 2017 with a successful away bonus point win at Chineham.

Early pressure, using the slope advantage, saw Man of the Match Brett Evans open the scoring, Lewis Murray adding the conversion.

Chineham responded with a penalty, only for Murray to add one for the Island.

An attack from their own 22 saw the ball moved to Owen Herbert to score, with Murray adding the conversion, soon followed by a penalty.

Chineham upped their game and were awarded with a converted try.

Evans then pounced on an overthrow at a Chineham line out to finish from half way.

The second half saw long moments of Chineham pressure but the Island defence held firm throughout the half.

In a break out the ball was moved wide for Herbert to again score. This was followed by a kick and chase that saw Herbert complete his hat trick, Murray adding the kick.

O Herbert, G Warvill, M Wood, D Stirrup, J Webster, L Murray, S Spencer-Brading, R Stewart, B Evans, A Hay, G Smith, A Smith, R Keyes, B Ridley, M Newnham, E Toms, D Metcalfe