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Wheatley 1st XV - Match centre

Wheatley
Chesham
J Taylor (2), S Chadbone
Tries
L Bouchier, T Hirst, M Reynolds
A Laman
Conversions
L Bouchier, L Bouchier
A Laman (2)
Penalties
L Bouchier
Sat 21 Apr 15:00 - South West Division - Berks Bucks & Oxon Premier Full time Attendance 100

Wheatley Cull Stags Promotion Chances

Wheatley find another gear to over come Chesham and secure fourth spot in the BBO Premiership,

In some of the finest weather we have seen this season Wheatley demonstrated that they are now a team who's resolve can fine away to claw back a victory from the jaws of defeat, a mature performance from 1-18 displayed signs that this team is coming of age.

Kicking off and playing in to "the corner" Wheatley's intent was clear from the outset we were going to be physical and fast giving the Chesham sizeable pack little time to replenish oxygen in the heat of the fine April day. Wheatley struck first on the 10th minute with a well worked try, having probed deep in to the Chesham half Wheatley's forwards continued to hit some hard lines and produce quick ball giving the visitors defence plenty to do, Jack Atkinson carried hard, surrounded by purple shirts the ball came quickly to feed the back line made up forward runners a well timed pass from Number 8 Simon Chadbone unleashed Joe Taylor to jink his way over the line and open his account Aaron Laman slotted the kick 7-0

Laman added a further 3 points with a penalty just outside the 22 after Chesham handled in the ruck giving Wheatley's second visit to the red zone just reward. 10-0

From the restart Wheatley looked intent on the same approach however with lost of space behind the Stags defensive line Toby Butler looks to turn the defensive line with a neat grubber kick, with an uncharacteristic line chase Toby Deane was able to scoop up the loose ball and attack the dog legged defensive line, once in behind Deane was joined by Tom Hirst and with a 2 on one Chesham scored out wide. Luke Bouchier adding the conversion 10-7

With wheatley now finding a rhythm and the Chesham forwards withins in the afternoon sun Chesham hit back with an interception try after Wheatley became a little over confident with the ball in hand, Luke Bouchier pounce quickly on the loose pass and despite a scramble defence almost bringing him down Bouchier was able to keep his footing and score under the posts also adding the conversion. 10-14

Unphased Wheatley started the process again pushing deep into the heart of the Chesham midfield with quick ball and repeated breakdowns Cheshams poor discipline boiled to the surface again this time in the form of a high tackle on secondrow Joe hobdell, Laman doing the honours and pegging the Buckinghamshire side back 13-14.

Wheatley now entered probably their toughest period conceding consecutive penalties and allowing the visitors a brief visit to the hime teams 22, more penalties lead to a succession on line outs and eventually the Wheatley defence succumbed with Matt Reynolds emerging with the ball from the resulting driving maul. Bouchier missing the conversion. 13-19

Unlike other matches in this campaign Wheatley found another gear both physically and mentally the cool heads lead the purple men back into the visitors 22 and more infringement allowed Laman to place a fine kick into the corner from which Wheatley,s forwards set and drive did the rest and on the stroke of half time Simon Chadbone got the ball down bringing the score back to 18-19


Great Team Performance 1-18


Half Time

After the restart Chesham found more resolve in defence with Wheatley finding it harder to break down and the continued rest stops playing into their hand, with 57 minutes played Wheatley Jordan Hook was adjudged to have high tackled and was yellow carded, this gave the visitors more impetus, carrying hard Wheatley's defence had its work cut out but with Dan Bland a constant threat at the break down life wasn't mad easy for Chesham, unfortunately for Wheatley Bland was deemed to have entered one particular ruck from the side on the half way and with the Bucks men opting for the post Bouchier produced a fine kick extending the lead to 18-22

Wheatley now seized the moment with Chesham dead on their feet moving the ball around was clearly the best option with Laman, Hobdell and Mpanza moving the ball around Joe Taylor was on hand to do what he dose, stepping inside and pin balling himself off of most of the flailing defenders Taylor found himself over the line with Laman adding the conversion 25-22

Wheatley rode out the remainder of the game with 14 after Dan Blands has yellow card for competing in the air at the line out, a truly resolute performance kept the visitors at bay ultimately conceding the penalty that ended proceedings.

Great weekend at t Wheatley with plenty of people witness to a great team performance.

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Player of the Match

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Key moments

10:19
Try Joe Taylor scores for Wheatley
13:00
Penalty Aaron Laman kicks a penalty for Wheatley
13:36
Try Tom Hirst scores for Chesham
14:19
Conversion Luke Bouchier kicks a conversion for Chesham
19:07
Try Luke Bouchier scores for Chesham
19:25
Conversion Luke Bouchier kicks a conversion for Chesham
21:23
Penalty Aaron Laman kicks a penalty for Wheatley
26:21
Try Matt Reynolds scores for Chesham
28:19
Try Simon Chadbone scores for Wheatley
28:40
Conversion Aaron Laman kicks a conversion for Wheatley
60:58
Penalty Luke Bouchier kicks a penalty for Chesham
64:55
Try Joe Taylor scores for Wheatley

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80:00 Player of the Match
Joe Taylor is awarded player of the match for Wheatley
76:00 Yellow Card
Dan Bland is yellow carded for Wheatley
64:55 Try 23 - 22
Joe Taylor scores for Wheatley Watch the video
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60:58 Penalty 18 - 22
Luke Bouchier kicks a penalty for Chesham Watch the video
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57:55 Yellow Card
Jordan Hook is yellow carded for Wheatley Watch the video
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57:05 Sub On
Caillin Taylor is substituted on for Wheatley Watch the video
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56:59 Sub Off
Spencer Bailey is substituted off for Wheatley Watch the video
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53:31 Sub On
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53:24 Sub On
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53:19 Sub Off
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53:09 Sub Off
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49:04 Sub On
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48:56 Sub Off
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45:18 Sub On
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45:09 Sub Off
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End of period 1
28:40 Conversion 18 - 19
Aaron Laman kicks a conversion for Wheatley Watch the video
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28:19 Try 16 - 19
Simon Chadbone scores for Wheatley
26:21 Try 11 - 19
Matt Reynolds scores for Chesham Watch the video
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21:23 Penalty 11 - 14
Aaron Laman kicks a penalty for Wheatley Watch the video
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19:25 Conversion 8 - 14
Luke Bouchier kicks a conversion for Chesham Watch the video
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19:07 Try 8 - 12
Luke Bouchier scores for Chesham Watch the video
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14:19 Conversion 8 - 7
Luke Bouchier kicks a conversion for Chesham Watch the video
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13:36 Try 8 - 5
Tom Hirst scores for Chesham Watch the video
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13:00 Penalty 8 - 0
Aaron Laman kicks a penalty for Wheatley Watch the video
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10:19 Try 5 - 0
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As it happened

  • Wheatley
  • Chesham
  • 0
  • Joe Taylor Try 10:19'
  • Aaron Laman Penalty 13:00'
  • Tom Hirst Try 13:36'
  • Luke Bouchier Conversion 14:19'
  • Luke Bouchier Try 19:07'
  • Luke Bouchier Conversion 19:25'
  • Aaron Laman Penalty 21:23'
  • Matt Reynolds Try 26:21'
  • Simon Chadbone Try 28:19'
  • Aaron Laman Conversion 28:40'
  • Aaron Laman Sub Off 45:09'
  • Jack Smith Sub On 45:18'
  • Jack Smith Sub Off 48:56'
  • Aaron Laman Sub On 49:04'
  • Alex Gabbidon Sub Off 53:09'
  • Russell Neal Sub Off 53:19'
  • Jack Smith Sub On 53:24'
  • Ezra Rees Sub On 53:31'
  • Spencer Bailey Sub Off 56:59'
  • Caillin Taylor Sub On 57:05'
  • Jordan Hook Yellow Card 57:55'
  • Luke Bouchier Penalty 60:58'
  • Joe Taylor Try 64:55'
  • Dan Bland Yellow Card 76:00'

Team selection

Hook, Jordan Hook, Jordan
Taylor, Joe Taylor, Joe
Mpanza, Sanda Mpanza, Sanda
Neal, Russell Neal, Russell
Durbin, Jake Durbin, Jake
Laman, Aaron Laman, Aaron
Butler, Toby Butler, Toby
Chadbone, Simon Chadbone, Simon
Bland, Dan Bland, Dan
Bailey, Spencer Bailey, Spencer
Atkinson , Jack Atkinson , Jack
Hobdell, Joe Hobdell, Joe
Gabbidon, Alex Gabbidon, Alex
Mitchell, Peter Mitchell, Peter
Acklam, Alex Acklam, Alex
Chesham
  • 1. Nick Jones
  • 2. Taz Hagan
  • 3. Antony Jaycocks
  • 4. Louis Kovacs
  • 5. Alex Shaw
  • 6. Marcus Broughton
  • 7. Matt Harris
  • 8. Jack Hook
  • 9. James Hook
  • 10. Toby Deane
  • 11. Olly Jaycocks
  • 12. Luke Bouchier
  • 13. Matt Reynolds
  • 14. Brandon Bryan
  • 15. Tom Hirst
  • 16. Ilan Sirotkin
  • 17. Simon Armitage
  • 18. Chris Boulton

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Slough 18 79
2. Littlemore 18 63
3. Chesham 18 59
4. Wheatley 18 51
5. Tadley 18 41
6. Didcot 18 37
7. Milton Keynes 18 36

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