Chinnor came a cropper in their first game of the new year, losing 35-20 to London Irish Wild Geese.

It was obvious from the start that Wild Geese were in a determined frame of mind. Early on the passage of play was rather frenetic with WG having the bulk of possession in the first 10 minutes. Chinnor did not help their cause by three wayward lineouts in succession. 

Eventually a patient build up by Chinnor resulted in Kieran Goss going over in the corner after 23 minutes. Bertie Hopkin converted with a fine kick from the touchline. The conditions were causing handling errors on both sides.

The Wild Geese came steaming back into the game and on the 35th minute. They scored a well worked try when their scrum half put in a delightful cross field kick for Joseph to score under the posts to leave a simple conversion to level the scores. A Bertie Hopkin’s penalty on the verge of half time put Chinnor ahead at half-time 10-7

Chinnor started the second half well but then Irish asserted their authority with two well-taken tries.. A third try for the hosts was added when George Oliver went over with a few minute remaining. With

Chinnor chasing the game and running the ball out from deep a misplaced pass was readily accepted by the Irish to round off a well deserved victory 20-35.