Amersham & Chiltern fell to a hefty defeat as they lost 45-30 at Weedon Lane against Fullerians.

This was a disjointed and, ultimately, frustrating performance which saw the mid-table Watford side, Fullerians, comfortably defeat an out-of-sorts Chiltern fifteen.

Chiltern struggled to win consistent good quality possession although the quality of their backline and the superb place-kicking of outside-half Stuart Pearham kept them in the game in the first half.  It was a frenetic opening quarter with Fullerians going ahead after 10 minutes, only to be pegged back as Ollie Choules scored a try which was converted by Pearham.

Inexplicably, Chiltern’s handling was well below the standard that they have shown this season and they regularly conceded both territory and possession.  Fullerians took full advantage, scoring three more good tries in the first half.  Chiltern responded with three penalties from Pearham and a try for Lloyd Anderson, which was converted, and which left the score 28–23 to Fullerians at half-time.

A surfeit of penalties against both sides in the second half made for a progressively disjointed game and two more tries for Fullerians against Chiltern’s one by Jordan Scott led to an emphatic victory for the home side.