In a thrilling local derby against Chatham House it was SLC that came out on top winning 24-5. An early Jack converted try from a turnover deep in the SLC half helped set the tone but it was Chatham House that dominated long periods of possession in the first half. Incredible defensive work from the SLC boys got its just rewards when with the last play of the first half Lewis scored a well worked try to go 12-0 at half time.The second half was an end to end affair with neither side gaining a proper foothold but the SLC pressure eventually paid dividends with Nicholas crashing over and Jack adding the extras. Then came a bit of magic from Billy as a neat chip over was well gathered and then a 50 metre dash to the line to all but secure the victory to make the score 24-0. When SLC got two yellow cards right at the end of the game Chatham House managed to bundle over with the last play of the game. A great victory in terms of it being a local derby but the SLC boys were far from at their best and they knew it at the end. Full credit to Chatham House for making what was a great spectacle in front of a large and noisy crowd. To win with so many basic errors is actually great and sometimes in these big games it is ultimately just the result that counts.
Head of Sport