RUGBY UNION: The numbers game

Star man Liam Gilbert

Star man Liam Gilbert

First published in Sport The Oxford Times: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter specialising in Rugby, Cricket and Athletics. Call me on 01865 425456

Chinnor stayed up after a bonus-point victory and London Irish Wild Geese's defeat at Ampthill. Here is the numbers' game. See Tuesday’s paper for full report.

National 2 South

Chinnor 32, Exmouth 12

Chinnor player ratings

15. Matt Mountford 6 (fairly quiet)

14. George Blewitt 7 (threatened in patches)

13. Matt Goode 7 (powerful game)

12. Dan Barnes 6 (better in attack than defence)

11. Leo Fielding 7 (full of endeavour)

10. Will Millett 8 (determined display)

9. Frank Jones 6 (played his part)

1. Joe Winpenny 7 (solid scrummaging)

2. Joe Pickett 7 (combative as ever)

3. Ricky Cano 7 (got stuck in)

4. Michal Kruzychi 6 (did his job)

5. Andrew Smith 7 (put in the hard yards)

6. Andrew Tibbatts 7 (industrious effort)

7. Jamie Townsend 5 (let down by poor throwing)

8. Liam Gilbert 9 (STAR MAN, two tries and several key contributions)

Replacements used:

16. Edd Vickers 6 (filled in fine)

17. Harry Betts 7 (added energy)

18. Rudal Aiono 6 (brief cameo)

19. Adam Hastings 6 (few chances to impress)

20. Lewis Hall 6 (late introduction)

Referee: Philip Davies (RFU) – 7 (clear and authoritative)

Entertainment rating: 8.

Highlight: The interplay for Will Millett's try.

Lowlight: Too many loose Chinnor line-outs Form guide: Chinnor were just good enough to stay up.

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