Ruthless Chinnor demolish sorry Launceston to go sixth

Oscar Heath dives over. Picture by Aaron Bayliss
Oscar Heath dives over. Picture by Aaron Bayliss

On Saturday, in-form Chinnor came up against a Launceston side who have yet to win a game this season and they predictably ran riot in a 75-3 thrashing to notch a seventh win in eight.

Incredibly, that victory sees Chinnor rise all the way up to sixth in National League Division Two South barely a month after they were in the relegation zone.

After a relatively even start, the deadlock was broken on 21 minutes when Greg Goodfellow dummied over from five yards out to get the scoreboard moving.

The tries then came at regular intervals. Kieran Goss was next up with some midfield dancing, followed by Henry Lamont who the beneficiary of consummate front row passing skill.

Launceston, through full-back Edwards, pulled three points back with a penalty but Goss skipped through the visiting defence for his second before Oscar Heath added a fifth. With every try converted by Sam Angell, Chinnor went into half-time leading 35-3.

Like in the first half, Launceston competed well to stem the Chinnor tide for nearly 20 minutes but the dam burst on 58 minutes, when Heath crossed.

Lamont followed shortly after, Hannay then burst off the back of a rolling maul to bemuse the All Black defence for a stroll over before Goodfellow sprinted across from 45 metres out.

Lamont almost scored his hat-trick but slipped the ball in the tackle to Ben Manning to dot down.

Chinnor’s 11th and final try came from skipper James Tyas who scorched on a diagonal from halfway for a spectacular finish and final score of 75-3.

Chinnor visit Redingensians this weekend.