Chipping Sodbury rugby round-up: October 2019
Picture from Sodbury's win over Bristol Sracens by Paul Rubery. Women's round-up by Martine Richardson.
CHIPPING Sodbury go into November in fourth place in the league after a string of wins bolstered their challenge.
Sodbury have won their last three games, including a 29-10 win over Saracens and a 17-15 victory at Barton Hill. The club have now won 5 of their last six games, the only loss coming to top of the table Stroud.
After a pause for cup action, November sees two home games against Winscombe and Clevedon for Sodbury. They also make the trip to bottom of the table Coney Hill.
Chipping Sodbury Ladies were hoping to make it four wins from four with a visit to Old Bristolians. A strong start saw Chipping Sodbury go ahead. A set piece from the backs led to full back Katie Lane going over for the first try of the game.
Lane scored her second of the game to leave Chipping Sodbury 12-0 up at the break.
But discipline proved to be the visitors' downfall in the second half, with penalties being conceded within minutes of each other. Sodbury lost the ball forward in open play following a scrum, and the home team realigned quickly and went over the line for their first try of the game.
The following 15 minutes of play saw Sodbury defend well against a reenergised home side. It was in open play that Sodbury received their first yellow card of the season, with prop Chloe Stevens having a 10 minute rest for firstly not being 10 metres following a penalty but also a high tackle.
From a scrum, the home side took the blind side and went over the line for their second try.
In the last five minutes of the game Old Bristolians scored twice to seal their first home win of the season.