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Yellows hurt Blues as slump continues

Chichester RFC are looking for their first win in four as they look to halt Camberley’s promotion push tomorrow (2pm).

 

Blues head north into Surrey looking to arrest a poor run of form which has seen them slide back towards the London One South dropzone.

 

Three defeats in a row perhaps does not give the true picture as injury-plagued Blues have had bad fortune and ill discipline to blame.

 

But on the road tomorrow the 11th-placed Chi will fancy their chances with many of their key players back to full fitness – even though Camberley are well-positioned in fourth.

 

Blues put in a good showing last time out against high-flying Medway when they fell to a 19-30 loss against the Kent side.

 

After falling behind to an early try, Rhys Thompson wrong-footed two defenders and squeezed through to dot down. 7-5.

 

Chi then had to turn to defence and a failed interception saw them reduced to 14.

 

Medway retook the lead before Blues responded through Sam Drayson to take the lead. Another sin bin followed for Chi and it was only thanks to a late penalty that Medway went in at the break 14-15 up.

 

Into the second period and Medway added another three points before Chi retook the lead through winger Matt McLagan.

 

Ill-discipline costs Blues again and a high tackle led to a yellow and penalty try. Medway added another to seal the 19-30 win late on to deny Blues a bonus point.

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