Despite a huge effort and with injuries taking their toll, the 2nds bowed out of the Junior Cup at the semi-final stage
Luck was definitely not on their side as the 2nds went down to a strong Old Cents side by 40-0. Only 5-0 down after 40 minutes, the first half did not finish until 6.50, giving Cents time to bag a second converted try for a 12-0 interval lead.
A converted try after just two minutes of the second half increased Cents lead to 19-0 and then, after the referee had ruled that the ball had not been grounded by Cents, he reversed his decision after the intervention of the touch judge and awarded another try which was duly converted.
A 26-0 lead proved too big a hurdle to overcome but Chosen battled on despite losing four of the starting 15 to injury and further tries for Cents brought up the 40 points and put them in the Junior Final where they will take on Matson 2nds.
Updated 06:37 - 20 Apr 2017 by Roger Locke