WRU/Admiral East League

CHEPSTOW enjoyed a 55-0 romp over visitors Whitehead in midweek, writes Bob Cypher.

The fourth-placed visitors had been expected to provide a tough test for their hosts but as Chepstow team manager Dean Thomas explained, that was never the case.

“We had expected a close game but we dominated from the first whistle.” he said later.

“Jason King scored a try on his debut before Jayden Williams added a second.

“Two further tries by Charlie Harkins put us well in control to earn us a bonus point before half time.

Free Press Series: Sam Thomas scored a try for Chepstow

Sam Thomas scored a try for Chepstow

“The second half was much the same and more tries were scored by Tom Bradley, Rich Poultney, Sam Thomas, Kieran Haskins and Charlie Harkins completed his hat-trick.

“Archie Hossack added five conversions and the result reflected our fitness and tempo that Whitehead couldn’t live with,

“We are still getting nearly 30 players at training twice a week and it’s paying dividends,”

Meanwhile, in Division 6, Magor handed out a similar thrashing to their hosts Girling who were on the end of a 17-67 mauling.

Coach Andrew Webb was delighted the players had carried on the good form from their victory a week earlier.

“We picked up where we left off,” he said after the game.

“We again found ourselves playing against players from other teams, one of which has had more clubs than Tiger Woods!

“Magor started the more sprightly and after only three minutes, young winger Tom Turner ran in under the posts and Josh Griffiths converted.

“Girling fought back and scored a try of their own through the pack shortly afterwards but Magor reasserted their dominance with close-range converted tries from props Rhys Delap via a pick-and-go and then Matt Lewis from a five-metre line-out.

“Centre Tom Pickin broke away in a solo effort on 20 minutes to stretch the lead and although Girling managed to fire back, our back line cut lose with centre Dan Southall and winger Tom Waters scoring tries and we led 27-10 at the break,

"Forwards Iwan White, Connor Bergstrom, Andy Gully and Will Kinghan entered the fray, along with winger Rhys Morgan for the second half which saw Magor cut loose.

"Girling lost players to the sin bin for ill-discipline and Griffiths, Pickin, Southall and Turner all crossed the white wash with Girling scoring a consolation try towards the end. 1

Tries: Tom Turner (3), Rhys Delap. Matt Lewis, Tom Pickin (3), Dan Southall (2), Tom Waters. Conversions: Josh Griffiths (7)

Other results:

Caldicot 12 Cwmbran 29;

Division 3 Machen 7 Usk 27;

Division 4

Blackwood Stars 0 Chepstow 20.