Canterbury Rugby Club fall to defeat at Chinnor in National League 2 South
Canterbury failed to build on their superb win over
title-chasing Hartpury College as they slumped to a 31-18 defeat at
Chinnor on Saturday.
The city club created enough chances to have been well ahead
before the break and close the gap on their National 2 South rivals
but they wasted their chances and failed to keep their hosts
Canterbury controlled possession and territory for much of the
opening 40 minutes but despite a Scott Browne penalty, they trailed
10-3 after a penalty and converted try.
Browne, Neil Wakefield and Martyn Beaumont all went close to
replying before Beaumont pulled back an unconverted try before the
Trailing 10-8, the visitors lost the ball in a tackle six
minutes into the second half allowing Chinnor to race through for a
Dave Marshall reduced the deficit with a try, converted by
Browne, to make it 17-15, however a controversial third try for the
hosts put the game beyond Canterbury’s reach.
Browne’s penalty reduced the arrears but an intercepted pass
allowed the hosts to add another converted score.
The city club remain eighth but are now 13 points adrift of
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