Chiswick visited a very muddy hackney marshes for their clash against Old Streetonians, and with a late pull out, and late arrivals to come, Chiswick had to change around the original team slightly.
Old Streets kicked off and Chiswick were straight on the attack, with some sharp running lines from Chiswick forwards making good yards with every attack. The ball was shipped out to Guy Harvey who run into the Corner to score the first try of the game in the early minutes.
Chiswicks defence was then tested with some good attacking play from Streets, with some quick thinking from their fly half. The defence was then broken with poor communication across the line allowing Old Streets to go over the line to get their first points of the game.
Chiswick had to get their momentum back from the start of the game, and regained possession from the kick off, and with a silly turnover allowed Old Streets to get out of their own danger zone, but a great run from Jack Cherkas allowed another try from Guy Harvey to run in under the posts
The momentum was back in Chiswicks favour, but could not break through the defence of Old Streets, and with the ball now starting to get wet, a lot more knockons were occurring.
The home team then showed what they could do with some great movement of the ball and quick attacks again caught the Chiswick defence flat footed and run under the posts for their second try of the game.
With Chiswick starting to get slowly frustrated from not finishing their chances and starting to get on the back foot again, but Chiswick’s defence held up and got vital turnovers and cleared their lines. Possession again went back to Chiswick and to Jack Cherkas who again made a great run through the defence of Old sStreets and dived over the line meaning Chiswick went into half time in the lead
The second half started and the rain started to fall a little harder. Chiswick knew the job was nowhere near done and were also lifted by the late arrivals of Keith Luckman and Roman.
Despite an early scare from Streets, Chiswick kept their discipline and kept them from scoring and cleared their lines. This is when a great turnover lead to Roman scoring between the posts.
Streets kept pressing trying to get back into the game but the defence from Chiswick was superb. A turnover in play lead to Chiswick’s 5th try when Harry Fox broke through the line of defence to score the final points of the game.
Streets kept their pressing but could not manage to break Chiswick’s defence
Chiswick 31 – old streets 14