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Medway next for buoyant Bluesc

Chichester RFC are going all out to record back-to-back wins for the first time this season.


Blues are currently seventh in London One South after winning four and losing four of their opening eight games of the season.


But with a third of the campaign gone, director of rugby Paul Colley will be looking for more consistency from his side.


After beating Cobham 23-20 in a hard-fought contest last time out, Blues now head north to Medway tomorrow (3pm).


With their opponents sitting fourth, Chi know they will be in for a tough match.


They will hope for a similar start to last week when they began well against Cobham.


Blues took five minutes to get on the scoreboard. From the back of the ruck, 10 metres out, Shaun Baker faked a pass and nipped through the gap in the Cobham defence to dive under the posts for a try. Converted by Elliot Haydon. 7-0.


Both sides then swapped penalties before Chi scored again. A driving maul got them moving forward before Harry Seaman, playing his 100th 1st XV game for the club, was on hand to dot down by the corner flag. Haydon converted to make it 17-3 at the break.


Conditions were so bad the home team needed to change kits mid-game.


Cobham scored early in the second period but Chi kept their stranglehold on the game though and two further penalties were enough to seal the win.


But they were pushed all the way by the visitors who kept fighting until the end.


Blues were reduced to 14 late on. Within 60 seconds Cobham had run the ball to the other end of the pitch and crossed the whitewash out wide. 23-20 and full time brought a four point victory, which lifted Chi above their opponents in the standings.


In Hampshire Premier, Bognor will be looking to make it three wins from three when they welcome Farnborough to Hampshire Avenue tomorrow.


The Purple and Greens won a narrow contest away at Alresford last time out, edging out the home side 7-6.


That victory lifted Bognor to seventh in the standings, with bottom side Farnborough next up for a side who are starting to find their stride.

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