Record points haul for Chipping Sodbury RFC

March 29 2015

Chipping Sodbury 1st XV – 78 Old Colstonians 1st XV – 3

Katie Summerville leaves Westbury Ladies in her wake as Chipping Sodbury Ladies RFC ease to a 62-0 win against Westbury.

Chipping Sodbury 1st XV – 78 Old Colstonians 1st XV – 3

Sodbury secured their biggest points total of the season, running in 12 tries with Dan Bradley bagging three and converting nine to amass a personal points tally of 33.
The first two tries came of the back of brutal runs from Charlie Rokodakunivosa, cutting through the Old Colstonians’ defence with ease and setting up rucks which produced a quick ball. Steve Hopes cut a brilliant line through the defence to open Sodbury’s account and just 5 minutes later Joe Horton was on hand to take advantage when his supporting run was rewarded with a scoring pass.
Where the first two tries were all about the power of Sodbury’s bludgeoning pack, the next two had some definite artistry to them. The first of Jake Lewis’ brace of tries saw him float down the wing in support of some great passing movements. On receiving the ball from Horton he stepped on the gas, threw in a belly swerve and skipped to the line. A 15-metre line-out provided the ball for his next, simple passing and running straight made the easiest of first phase tries.
When Colstonians stroked over a penalty on 20 minutes the contest was already as good as over, they were never coming back from 28 – 3 down.
Sodbury’s scrummage took a total of six feeds off Colstonians and this avalanche of possession was put to good use. Andy Parsons found himself with the ball from 40 metres out following a particularly robust scrum – his fancy footwork and low centre of gravity saw him slice his way through the field to score. At a 5-metre scrum won against the head by Sodbury, Rokodakunivosa was on hand to pick up and charge over for a try with his trademark steamrollering of any tacklers.
The Old C restart only travelled 10 metres and the ensuing scrum on half way provided a great platform to attack. Cameron Flye surged into the line from full back to create an extra man; his pass found Parsons who, in turn, whilst under severe pressure, swung out a brilliant pass to Bradley, who loped in for his first try.
The second period yielded only one try in the first 20 minutes as the visitors threw up a solid defence. Sodbury were forced to endure a lot of pressure before eventually managing to build their own pressure through multiple phases. Free-running hooker Dave Guest found himself in midfield with the ball in hand and didn’t look at all out of place. His line break and subsequent long pass found Ryan Halford in space, allowing him to touch down.
When Dave Telford entered the fray, Matt Cooke went to number 8. Cooke and his shorts really caught the eye when he started the move deep in Sodbury territory for Bradley’s second try.
Just a few moments later Cooke combined with Anthony Steele and starting from deep once again they both managed to step defenders and deliver precise passes. Flye latched onto one of these passes 30 metres out, dropped his shoulder and jinked his way in for a try.
Sodbury scored two tries which came from glaring errors by Old C’s, first a free kick from a lineout was moved rapidly left allowing Bradley to cut back like a knife through butter for his hat-trick.
When Colstonians shanked a clearance kick infield Telford was on hand to make the catch. From 40 metres a score looked improbable but he evaded all attempts to bring him down as he dazzled the crowd with a stunning solo effort.

Photos courtesy of Jeff Gendall Photography