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Mercer bags a hat-trick as Ducks rout All Blacks to move third

Nicky Mercer scored a hat-trick of tries as Aylesbury returned to winning ways with a comprehensive 45-0 home win over Gosford All Blacks at the weekend.

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Matt Williams

Williams issues rallying call ahead of Chinnor’s crunch clash at Kingsey Road

Chinnor director of rugby Matt Williams is calling on all local rugby fans to head down to Kingsey Road this weekend and cheer on his table-topping side in a crunch clash.

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Burns scores hat-trick as Chinnor power past Bury to remain top

Burns scores hat-trick as Chinnor power past Bury to remain top

Chinnor breezed past Bury St Edmonds at the weekend to stay top of National League Division Two South.

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Aylesbury's James Serrano evades the tackle of Buckingham's Patrick Ockendon. Picture MarkBannisterPhotography.com

Ducks downed by rivals Buckingham in blow to promotion hopes

Aylesbury’s promotion chances were dealt a potentially fatal flow at the weekend when they lost 17-10 away at local rivals Buckingham.

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Nathan Hannay. Picture: Aaron Bayliss

Chinnor back to their best in five-try win

Chinnor kept themselves ahead of the rest in National League Division Two South with an excellent 37-20 victory away at Exmouth.

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Will Travis sprints through the rain to score his third try Picture: Mark Bannister

Sparkling Ducks rekindle promotion bid with 10-try mauling of Bletchley

Aylesbury bounced back from last week’s defeat at Bicester in sparkling style, hammering Bletchley 60-0 on the artificial turf at Ostley’s Field to revive hopes of promotion.

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Strang leads Chinnor back to the top after hard-fought win

Strang leads Chinnor back to the top after hard-fought win

Chinnor have gone back to the top of National League Division Two South, for the time being at least, after this week’s 16-10 home win over Redingensians.

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Sam Richardson gets the pass away. Picture: MarkBannisterPhotography.com

Ducks must learn their lessons after leaders Bicester prove too strong

Aylesbury head coach Jon Lambden says his side must learn their lessons if they are to improve as a team after Saturday’s disappointing 20-10 away defeat at Bicester.

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RFU CEO Ian Ritchie officially opens the new pitch with Bucks RFU Chairman Chris McCombie & local Paralympic Champion Pamela Relph MBE. Picture: MarkBannisterPhotography.com

Ducks mark historic day with win as new pitch is officially unveiled

Aylesbury celebrated the opening of their new artificial grass pitch in style when beating Beaconsfield 21-7 in front of a big crowd at Ostler’s Field.

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Picture by Aaron Bayliss

Williams frustrated by ‘too many mistakes’ after Chinnor slump to Redruth defeat

Chinnor director of rugby Matt Williams was left frustrated and disappointed by his side’s error-strewn display in their 29-12 defeat to a well-drilled Redruth outfit.

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Bertie Hopkin

Chinnor rout Raiders to stay clear of the rest

Chinnor continue to lead the way in National League Division 2 South after a second consecutive nine-try victory at Kingsey Road.

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Chinnor’s lead slashed after second defeat

Chinnor’s lead slashed after second defeat

Chinnor’s lead at the top of National League Division Two South has been slashed to three points after a 30-22 defeat away at Bishop’s Stortford - just their second loss in 13 games this season.

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Liam d'Almeida dives over for the bonus point try. Picture: MarkBannisterPhotography.com

Sixth straight win keeps Ducks marching up the table

Aylesbury continued their steady ascent up the Southern Counties North with a sixth successive victory on Saturday when they eased to a 31-10 home win over Milton Keynes.

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Nicky Mercer. Picture: Mark Bannister

Superb Ducks strike back to topple league leaders

Aylesbury recovered from a 14-3 deficit to run out 19-14 winners over table-topping Marlow in the Southern Counties North at the weekend.

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Bertie Hopkin

Chinnor’s storming start halted by Canterbury

Chinnor’s blistering start to the season was brought to a shuddering halt this week when they succumbed to a surprise 16-12 defeat at Canterbury.

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Junior Fatialofa scores. Picture: Aaron Bayliss

It’s a perfect 10 for superb Chinnor after title rivals are dispatched

Chinnor made it a perfect 10 when they produced another sizzling performance to sweep aside title rivals Old Elthamians and go six points clear at the top of National League Division Two South.

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Try scorer Nicky Mercer on the charge. Picture MarkBannisterPhotography.com

Lambden salutes Aylesbury’s best display to date after Wycombe win

Aylesbury head coach Jon Lambden saluted Saturday’s 28-25 victory away at local rivals High Wycombe as one of his side’s ‘best all-round performances’ so far this season.

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Scrum-half Greg Goodfellow marshals a Chinnor scrum at Cinderford. Picture by Aaron Bayliss

Call to arms as table-topping Chinnor prepare for crunch clash

Chinnor director of rugby Matthew Williams is urging the people of Thame and surrounding areas to get down to the club on Saturday and cheer on his side as they take on Old Elthamians in a tantalising top-of-the-table clash at Kingsey Road.

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Robbie Phillips makes a break. Picture MarkBannisterPhotography.com

Ducks survive frantic finish to pip Gosford

Aylesbury survived a nerve-jangling finish on Saturday as they held off a late rally from Gosford All Blacks to claim a 14-13 victory in the Southern Counties North.

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Nathan Hannay goes over for a well-earned try

Joy of six keeps Chinnor riding high at the top

Table-topping Chinnor kept up their unbeaten start to the season with a six-try victory over Bury St Edmunds.

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