Chester 13 - Sandbach 14
Sun 6 May 2007
Sandbach had to come from behind to retain their Cheshire Cup title, but finished the season on a high as they beat Chester
in a real nail-biter.
Starting slowly, Sandbach turned round 10 - 0 down at the break, and fell further behind 13 - 0 after conceding a penalty. They
gradually got back into the match and took the lead with tries from Matt Smith & Simon Watkinson, both converted by Smith.
Towards the end, Namgauds was sin-binned for a late tackle and the 14 men in green had to defend desperately.
With the last kick of the match, Chester had a penalty attempt at goal which fell just wide. Sandbach had got out of jail and
the ref blew for a memorable victory.
1.Kris Hayes, 2.Jack Callaghan, 3.Chris Plumb, 4.Tom Holmes, 5.Pat Sherratt, 6.Tom Whalley, 7.Ross Sutherland, 8.James
Gaskell, 9.Phil Andjelkovic, 10.Matt Pollen, 11.Adam Colvin, 12.Matt Smith (Capt), 13.Tim Jervis, 14.Tom Namgauds,
16.Mike Bettley, 17.Tom Herd, 18.Chris Nye, 19.Chris Palmer, 20.Matt Preen, 21.Rob Small, 22.Greg Whitmarsh
Matt Thackray, Jack Leech
Tries: Matt Smith, Simon Watkinson
Cons: Matt Smith (2)