Another away victory!
By Eric Gillingham
A hard fought win in tough conditions
After the glorious sunshine of last week, Chelmsford found themselves in wet and very windy conditions at Bancroft. From the kick off both teams competed for the ball with possession swapping back and forth. Chelmsford scored with their first line break, with Will H scoring under the posts, leaving a comfortable position for Josh D to convert from making it 7-0 to Chelmsford. The matched continued in its closeness, and Bancroft were rewarded with a passage of possession and scored their first try, which was converted to bring the match level at 7-7, and this was the score at half time.
In the second half, you could have been mistaken for thinking it was a football match, with some impressive kicking and chasing of the ball up the field from both Josh D and Connor C, with the latter being able to drop onto the ball after his kick through to score Chelmsford's second try. No conversion this time made it 12-7 to Chelmsford. Bancroft thought they had scored their second try, but the player had gone into touch so it was disallowed. With the last play of the game, the fitness and speed of Chelmsford players was evident, and Josh N was able to score under the posts, with the conversion made by Will H, making the final score 19-7 to Chelmsford.
This victory moved Chelmsford from 6th to 4th place in the league, with the final fixture against Ongar on April 7th.