1st XV - Match centre

Chosen Hill Former Pupils
Sat 22 Apr 15:00 - South West Division - Tribute Western Counties North Full time


17-0 down after just eight minutes, the 1sts avoided a heavy defeat thanks to some great defensive work

At the end of a long hard season, and with no promotion or play-off prospects, Chosen fielded a new look team that showed nine changes from their previous league encounter, and as Keynsham, who were looking to confirm their League champions status, ran in converted tries after just two and eight minutes with a penalty goal sandwiched between, it looked as though the home side could be in for a very difficult afternoon.
However, to their credit, Chosen refused to be rolled over and a penalty goal from young outside half Harry Matthews after twenty minutes narrowed the gap to fourteen points.
A third converted try after twenty five minutes put the score at 24-3 but Chosen saw out the half without conceding any further score.
Chosen lost Matthews to injury shortly after half time and this forced them to re-arrange their back line with scrum half Tom Knight moving to ten and replacement winger Matt Burrows switching to scrum-half.
With the advantage of the slope, Chosen were able to mount several effective attacking moves but resolute Keynsham defence kept them at bay and the visitors 25th minute converted try proved to be the final score of the match.
So, at the end of a pretty good season, Chosen can feel satisfied with 3rd place in Western Counties North and having got both their firsts and seconds to the semi-finals of the North Gloucestershire Combination Senior & Junior Cups whilst recording good "local darby" wins over the likes of Matson, Coney Hill, Cheltenham, Stroud and Cirencester.

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Keynsham 26 109
2. Chew Valley 26 106
3. Chosen Hill Former Pupils 26 96
4. Avonmouth Old Boys 26 88
5. Stroud 26 79
6. Old Bristolians 26 77
7. Bristol Saracens 26 67

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