Chiswick got back to winning ways with a fine win away at Welwyn, a side who proved tricky on both occasions last season. With Captain Sam Leslie-Miller enjoying himself in Japan, and James Bunbury still sidelined with a broken jaw, Marc Copperwheat took a strong side to Hertfordshire keen to right their errors from the previous match.
Chiswick started well and dominated for much of the fixture, and when the final whistle blew, five (5) tries from Luis Haddow, supplemented by scores from Rich Bryan, Max Burrows and Ollie Snook gave Chiswick a 53-21 win.
It wasn’t all easy for Chiswick who had Tom Steer and Sam Biss sin binned, but it wasn’t until the last 5 minutes that they conceded any points.
5 points, with London Welsh failing to secure a bonus point in their fixture agains Datchworth, sees Chiswick close the gap at the top, while Grasshoppers loss to Fullerians means Chiswick and London Welsh are starting to break away at the top of the League.
L Haddow is awarded with a ‘shoey’ for double hattrick avoidance whilst L Phillipson is welcomed to the First Team following a fine debut
T: Haddow (5), Bryan, Burrows, Snook
C: Snook (2), Cox
Team: Phillipson, Haddow, Burrows, Harper, Steer, Snook, Cox; F Leslie-Miller, Dibble, Allen-Clarke, Copperwheat (c), Bryan, Edgson, Biss, Lopes; Topping, Wannop, Lowe