RUGBY UNION: The numbers game

Chinnor star man Andrew Smith

Chinnor star man Andrew Smith

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Chinnor were undone by a last-minute try as Shelford’s powerful pack came on strong. Here is the numbers' game. See Tuesday’s paper for full report.

National 2 South

Chinnor 20, Shelford 21

Chinnor player ratings

15. Sam Stoop 7 (mostly good on first start of season).

11. Leo Fielding 6 (quiet game)

13. Matt Goode 7 (ran well, but sin-binned for third match running)

12. Dan Barnes 6 (solid enough)

14. Joe Marston 8 (great finish for his try, always a threat)

10. Will Millett 7 (creative effort)

9. Frank Jones 7 (kept things moving)

1. Joe Winpenny 6 (tired late on)

2. Jamie Townsend 6 (better first half)

3. Joe Pickett 6 (enjoyed his try)

4. Andrew Tibbatts 7 (battling display)

5. Andrew Smith 8 (STAR MAN, relished the forward battle and shone in the lineout)

6. Adam Hastings 6 (reliable display)

7. Nick Harrison 7 (covered lots of ground)

8. Liam Gilbert 7 (some good moments)

Replacements used

16. Nathaniel Titchard-Jones 6 (brief cameo)

17. Tom Whelan 5 (sin-binned and under pressure in scrums)

18. Harry Betts 6 (got stuck in)

20. George Blewitt 6 (played his part)

Referee: Calum Howard (London) – 6 (never quite had control)

Entertainment rating: 8.

Highlight: The move for Joe Marston’s try.

Lowlight: Chinnor’s high penalty count.

Form guide: Chinnor’s season is at the crossroads.

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