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Braintree 15 Chelmsford 51
1:25pm Friday 11th October 2013 in Sport
RUGBY: The rivalry between these two clubs was renewed on Saturday as each team fought for the bragging rights for the rest of the season.
The pre match form prior to the game would have indicated a close score line but during the last third of the game Chelmsford ran riot through the Braintree defence.
The game started with Chelmsford on the attack and it was a suprise when with Braintree took the lead when they broke on the blind side and interplay among the forwards allowed the Braintree second row to score a very good try.
Within minutes Chelmsford gained the lead when a long pass fed Sid Hoult who then passed to Seb Hill to score a converted try.
Braintree despite being under pressure for considerable pressure again scored a break away try making inroads close to the scrum, to make the score 10-7.
Chelmsford were soon back in the lead when quickly relayed ball allowed Jobi Fisher to make an excellent break before Jamie Hines was fed to sprint for a converted try under the posts.
By now Braintree were giving away penalties and Hoult who did not miss a kick all afternoon converted from 40 and 30 metres to make the score 20-10 at half time.
Chelmsford started the second half making a number of mistakes and although scoring another penalty they let Braintree back into the game when a bulldozing charge from the Braintree forwards brought about an unconverted try.
Paul Redford ,the Chelmsford skipper, obviously had stern words with his team as Braintree were never in the game again.
A surging run by Craig Wooldridge, who fed Seb Hill to score a converted try made the score 30-15.
The fourth Chelmsford try was scored by Seth Robinson, this 19-year-old playing at hooker was many observers’ man of the match, showed pace and guile, dummying to score a converted try. Excellent tries from Rhys Mason and Seb Hill, scoring his third try made for a fine win.
Needless to say coach Eddie Gooby was jubilant.
He said: “Scoring 50 points away from home is always a rare event – doing it here against are old rivals is particular pleasing.
“It has been an excellent day for the Chelmsford club with both the second and third teams scoring over 50 points in their wins.”
Next week Norwich come to Coronation Park, kick off 3pm. A win will move Chelmsford into the top four of the league.
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