LAST Saturday's home match for Chard Rugby Club against Sidmouth was postponed because heavy overnight rain left the pitch waterlogged.

The match against Sidmouth will now be played on Saturday, November 25, which is the first free Saturday for both clubs.

Last week's 2nd xv game away at Tor was postponed for the same reason and will now be played on November 25 as well.

Despite no action on the pitch, the rugby club hosted its annual Fireworks Display on Friday last week.

Traditionally Chard Rugby Club have been putting on a fire works display for over 30 years for the benefit of all the people of Chard as well as a fund raising event for the club. 

The rugby club said: "The display on Friday evening was a really splendid occasion for the thousands that turned up to enjoy the display and the music afterwards and grateful thanks are due to everyone involved."

Back to the rugby though, and all other matches in the Regional 2 Tribute South West division surprisingly took place and the results of some games did not help Chard at all.

Without playing they slipped to the bottom of the league, but they do of course have a game in hand.

The results that caused this to happen were Burnham beating Teignmouth and Truro getting a good win at Wellington.

It has been a tough start to the campaign for Chard, who have won one game of their opening seven, picking up three losing bonus points and three try bonus points on the way.

The running theme in their games is that they fight hard and are able to score points, however defensive errors have led to defeats.

On two occasions now, Chard have scored five tries and failed to win the match.

So, despite the run of defeats, there has been plenty of encouraging aspects can be taken from Chard’s performances.

That being said, at this level unforced errors are usually punished, and certainly game management needs to be improved as arguably Chard should probably have more than one win on the table so far.

Up next, Chard RFC First XV kick off at 2.30pm away from home when they take on Teignmouth.

Teignmouth sit in eighth place in the league table and will be looking to bounce back from their defeat at Burnham last week.

Next Saturday Chard 2nds are at home to Castle Cary, that game is set to kick off at 2pm.