Chard III battle bravely against powerful Wyvern side

PUBLISHED: 17:47 01 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:47 01 October 2018

Archant

When you see a score line of 93- 5 you would naturally assume that the beaten team where on the receiving end of a thrashing by a far better squad of players and in this case you would be right, writes Gavin Smillie.

Wyvern, in beating Chard III by that score line, showed why they have been playing at a higher level in previous seasons and no doubt they will be challenging for promotion if they can keep their team together.

For the aging Chard team it most certainly was not all bad! Firstly they put out a team of 16 men that came out to play social rugby and, even though the score didn’t go their way, they will be back next week, with the same enthusiasm playing away to Cheddar Valley and secondly for Chard as a whole putting out three teams comprising of over 50 players is a win in itself.

Chard actually didn’t play badly, they just couldn’t cope with the pace of the game and probably in the depths of winter with the mud and rain the score maybe a little closer, John Hewitt and Lee Taylor both had a standout game at hooker and scrum half respectively and Shaun Boobyer proved his credentials by putting in a man of the match performance. Mick Duffy was the man to cross the line for Chard and Nathan Clapp came close on more than one occasion.

Congratulations to Wyvern on the win and best of luck for the rest of the season we look forward to hosting you at the end of the season.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Devon 24 visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Devon 24 staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Devon 24 account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 16:00

Barnstaple playing chief Jeremy Chugg intends keeping his promotion war chest padlocked until the New Year.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Bideford coach Simon Morrell says his relegation-threatened team has to become a bit more ‘ruthless’ if it is going to clamber out of trouble.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:37

Ottery St Mary Under-13s moved up to fourth in Division One of the Exeter and District Youth League with an impressive 5-1 home victory over Crediton.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:14

Cranbrook returned from their Macron League Division Three game at Sidmouth Town thirds with a point after drawing 2-2.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00

South Molton stepped up the pace in the second half to beat visiting Lanner 24-10.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

Park United are top of the North Devon Premier after cruising to victory over Torrington on Saturday.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:59

Chard ladies were beaten 69-0 when they visited Minehead, writes David Webb.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:39

Torridgeside made it seven league wins in a row on Saturday to earn three more points in the South West Peninsula League East Division.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:28

Honiton Town suffered a last minute defeat when beaten 2-1 by Newton Abbot Spurs at Mountbatten Park.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:23

Upottery Reserves were involved in the Macron League Division Five ‘Match of the Day’ when they travelled to play the team that started the day sitting immediately behind them in the table, Devon Yeoman.

Read more

Local Weather

Snow

Snow

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read Sport

Place a family notice

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

East Devon 24 regular newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

FFind planning applications