Ultimate contrast in styles.
Expansive back play by Chester.
18th October 2015
Chester RFC Junior Colts 44 v20 Trafford MV RFCC Junior Colts
A convincing win by Chester, using their expansive backs play to run in eight tries against a Trafford team who controlled the ball well in the forwards to exert pressure on Chester but were unable to gain the points return.
This was the ultimate contrast in rugby styles, with Chester using their pacey backs to create overlaps and exploit space down the wings and Trafford keeping the ball tight to generate a more industrial approach through their strength up front.
The free flowing style of Chester was a delight to watch and was a more successful tactic in conditions and a pitch that suited ball through the hands rather than up the jumper play.
Chester scored four tries in each half – all of a similar construction, through the backs to score from out wide, only twice coming under the posts for the tries, which explains the conversion of only two of their eight scores.
Trafford’s effort was highly commendable – they worked extremely hard through out the team in this match and had their fair share of possession, but after spells of concerted pressure Chester invariably won a turnover the secure the ball and execute their game plan.
Trafford’s tries, one in each half from Nico and Muzzy both followed spells of such pressure where Trafford successfully retained the ball in the pack to drive through for the try. Trafford had the edge in the scrum and in broken play with Muzzy’s ball ripping ability gaining possession back on repeated occasions.
Greg converted both tries and scored two penalty conversions for Trafford as well.
The game was played in an excellent spirit and refereed to a high standard. Overall Trafford continue to compete in this league and offer good resistance, but the impact of injuries and absences this week took their toll. Chester look strong and will challenge the best in this competition.
Trafford MV Man Of The Match:Muzzy
You might also want to read Chesters report.