Regional 2 Tribute Southwest: Crediton RFC 45-14 Chard RFC

CHARD travelled to high flying Crediton hoping to get something out of the game especially after running them so close in the match at Chard earlier in the season, writes Glyn Hughes.

However although Chard started well enough with three penalties from the boot of Niall Crouch the game quickly changed as Crediton really got going and ran in a number of tries.

Chard gave it their all but were outclassed on the day and their only other score was a late try from Dean Richards.

Next Saturday Chard are at home to Cullompton kick off 2 30pm

Elsewhere, in the Somerset 3 South, Chard Seconds lost at home against North Petherton RFC by 14-49.

Chard actually did not play at all badly in this fixture, but the visitors were very well organised and had some very good running backs who were able to create overlap situations on a regular basis. They ran in seven tries and added to Chard’s misery by converting all of them!

Chard scored a first half try when the strong running Billy Vernon broke through the Petherton defence for a try which he also converted.

Ben Stead came on in the second half for Chard and showed he still has a lot to offer with a very good display which he capped off with a late try which again Vernon converted.

You don’t often see 9 tries scored in a game which are all converted.

Ieuan Evans had a good game at scrum half for Chard as did his follow half back Daniel Twose.

Despite the loss Chard never gave up and gave a good account of themselves against a very useful side.

Next Saturday Chard are away against Bridgwater 2nd xv.

In other news, the club thanked their sponsors for continued support in 2024 and for their sponsorship in 2023.

"Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors for your continued support!"

Coming up soon at the club is the annual Race Night which will raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

The club said: "Join us on February 3rd for a 1st XV fixture followed by a Charity Race Night and DJ.

"All members, supporters, players, past players & sponsors welcome! In aid of Prostate Cancer."