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RUGBY UNION: Dawson leads way in Chippy romp
11:00am Tuesday 15th January 2013 in Sport
Berks, Bucks & Oxon round-up
CHIPPING Norton underlined their promotion credentials with a 72-17 thumping of Aylesbury Athletic in the Premier Division.
Matt Dawson led way for second-placed Chippy with a hat-trick of tries, while Kieran Phillips-Tebb, Matty King and Dean Beauchamp added braces.
Sam Jackson, Tom Goffe and Sam Townsend also went over, with Barry Nutt kicking five conversions and Jackson one.
Littlemore climbed to fifth in the table with a 27-15 home victory over Phoenix.
Ben De’figueiredo grabbed two tries, with Luke Ward and Jim Smith also notching to ensure a bonus point.
Simon Gamble kicked two conversions and a penalty.
A last-minute penalty from skipper Tim Ellis earned Gosford All Blacks a losing bonus point in their 20-14 home defeat to Swindon College.
Gosford started well, with Ellis landing a penalty and Harry Sutton adding a try.
Dan Grabe replied with a try, but Ellis’s second penalty made it 11-5 at the break.
Joe Gill, Greg O’Brien and Matt McKee went over for Swindon in the second half, while Gosford had Tommy Newell, Bill Smith and Sutton sin-binned.
Ellis then ensured Gosford got something from the match.
Two penalties from Jack Robinson were not enough as a battling Harwell lost 36-6 at home to leaders Stow-on-the-Wold.
Paul Costello kicked ten points as Didcot beat Kingsclere 25-6 in the Championship.
John Stephens, Ronnie Booth and Ben McLoughlin scored tries, with Costello adding two conversions and two penalties.
Abingdon were made to work hard for a 22-9 win on a sticky pitch at Berkshire Shire Hall.
Full back Benny Samuel, wing Robert Tyreman, prop Simon North, and winger Stefan Dahle all went over, with Dahle adding one conversion.
Faringdon lost 33-3 at home to leaders Farnham Royal, Darren Clark landing their only points with a penalty.
BB&O Div 4: Grove 3rd 27 (tries B Law 2, G Hudson, S Sherwood; cons P Allen 2; pen Allen), Marlow 3rd 18.