City lift plate after crushing win

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Milton Keynes lifted the Bucks Plate on Saturday with a comprehensive 45-17 win over Chesham in the final at Emerson Valley.

City were trailing 5-0 in the early stages as the visitors took the lead, but quick thinking from a penalty caught Chesham napping and Ben Fisher crashed over to equalise. Brian Purcell kicked the extras to put MK 7-5 up.

And it opened the floodgates for the home side as Purcell then went over himself before Gavin Whitehead and Michael Dean made it 26-5 at half time.

Scrum-half Rob Lasbrey carried on the trend in the second half by scoring under the posts, as did substitute Nathan Thomas, with Purcell doing the job with the boot to make it 40-5.

Chesham got one back before Lasbrey scored his second of the afternoon.

Though the visitors would get the final score of the afternoon, it was scant consolation as City ran out 45-17 winners.

And the final whistle sparked celebrations as MK lifted the Bucks Plate.