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Your News Chesham 3 - Harwell 55

Chesham Rugby Club suffered a false start to 2012 as they succumbed heavily to a strong Harwell team on Saturday. The home side were hoping that they would be able to turn the league leaders over after a close 7-5 away loss earlier in the season, but the Stags were off-form after the Christmas break and were only able to leave the game with a Ross Leek penalty for their troubles.

From the kick off Harwell were the stronger side and showed their dominance in the contact areas, being far more physical and aggressive than the hosts. Harwell were able to make the most of the possession they were securing and began to run in tries. Despite a valiant rearguard attempt from Chesham, led by the likes of flanker Jack Davies and lock Mark Wagstaff, the Stags were unable to impose themselves on the game.

Missing a number of key players, and having their training disrupted by weather conditions did not help Chesham prepare for the game, but the whole side were disappointed with the outcome. Captain Gareth Wehrle, who was ruled out of the game with injury, said; "We kept our heads up and tried to play rugby for the full eighty minutes, but Harwell just outclassed us. The boys couldn't put up with the physicality and we will work hard this week to put that right, and to prepare ourselves for a tough away trip to Kingsclere next weekend."

Meanwhile, Chesham's second team traveled to take on an extremely strong Old Ashmoleans who ran up a large score. However, the game has been declared void due to Old Ashmoleans use of players from far higher leagues.

At home in Chesham, the Stag's third team salvaged the day as they put in a strong showing against Hampstead's fifth team, overcoming the visitors by 43 points to 19. The thirds scored seven tries in a physical encounter. Man of the Match Robbie Jaycocks added four to the Stag's tally and contributed with good tackling and some trademark carries all over the park.

Mike Chard, Chesham Rugby Club's third team captain was impressed with his side's performance; "It was a very tough, physical game, but I was impressed with our physicality throughout. We made good use of a very strong referee who allowed the game to flow. I'm very proud of the boys and they did me and the club proud, turning round a heavy away defeat earlier in the season. I hope we can keep this level of performance up, and continue to enjoy high numbers for the rest of the season."

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