City hit top spot with win

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Milton Keynes continued their climb to the top of the Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier Division courtesy of a 48-10 win over Chesham.

Forced to play in Amersham because Chesham’s pitch is flooded, MK won their 11th game in a row to go top.

Gavin Whitehead gave MK the lead by running in the afternoon’s first try. Ben Fisher added a second, sandwiching a Chesham penalty to make it 10-3 to the visitors.

A poor Chesham line out, saw the loose ball gathered by Fisher for MK to regain possession. Good inter-play from the backs resulted in winger Tim Parkinson scoring out wide. Conversion was good for Brian Purcell and MK stretched their lead to 17-3.

Further scores in the first half from Dan Rolfe and Michael Fitzgerald with another conversion from Purcell saw MK lead at half time 29-3.

City carried on scoring at the start of the second half with a clever chip over the Chesham defence from Michael Dean gathered by Whitehead who stepped the full-back and scored under the posts. Purcell converted to make it 36-3.

Lazy defence from City gave Chesham the chance to form a maul which they marched over the line to score a converted try to reduce the lead to 36-10.

City’s response was swift as fly-half Lachlan Kerr to cross the Chesham line, Purcell converting to move the lead on 43-10.

MK’s final score came from a good passage of pressure involving the forwards and a scrambling defence from Chesham, when Nathan Thomas picked up the ball at the back of the ruck and ran round the blind-side of it to win the foot race to the line to complete the scoring at 48-10, securing top spot.