Leeds Tykes

Tykes hit for six

By Angela Rimmington Brown
Chinnor v Leeds Tykes with logos, Saturday 18 March, 15:00, Rectory Pavilion, Thame, Maxwel-Whiteley watching his conversion

Leeds Tykes were made to pay for a slow start, coming away from one of their games in hand with no points.

Chinnor were 7 points up after 2 minutes following a tap penalty when the away side were penalised for not releasing. Reece Marshall crossed the line and Thomas Price was successful with the conversion. Price added the extras 5 minutes later when William Blakemore was at the end of a move that tore through Leeds’ defence.

Each side received a yellow card: Charlie Venables and Tigue Maxwell-Whiteley made a break. William Cave was sent to the sin-bin for stopping the Tykes playing the ball. Tom Williams’ was deemed to have made a high tackle.

Chinnor made the most of the extra man when Jason Worrall was at the end of a move that saw the ball passed from one side of the pitch to the other. Price added the most difficult of the match’s conversion.

21-0 at half-time.

The Tykes were livelier during the second half. Hard work from the forwards, especially Hancock, Cordice and Brady, and fast feet from both wingers came to nothing. Their first try came from a John Okafor interception. Maxwell-Whiteley converted.

A box-kick was charged down, which let Price convert his own try for Chinnor’s bonus point score.

Leeds’ second try came from a catch and drive. Matt Burke scored.

Spotting a gap in Chinnor’s defence, the Tykes chipped ahead for Charlie Venables’ to recoup the ball to score.

Leeds found themselves on the back seat again when they dropped the restart. It led to a Chinnor attack. Okafor received a yellow card for a deliberate knock-on. William Ryan scored, and Price’s conversion was successful.

The Tykes looked for their fourth try. In the final minute they had a penalty awarded in their 22. It was taken quickly. Chinnor intercepted and Jason Worral scored his side’s sixth try. Price made his conversion tally for the day 100%.


(HT 21-0)

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