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Chingford move above Eton Manor in London 1 North with 18-0 win over local rivals
5:22pm Thursday 17th October 2013 in Football
Third-placed Chingford jumped above Eton Manor in London 1 North on Saturday with an emphatic 18-0 home win over their local rivals.
Manor started the match a point ahead of their opponents but a resounding Chingford victory sees the hosts climb up to second at the expense of their opponents, who drop to fifth after six games played. The early exchanges saw some thumping tackles from both sides, with the contest at the breakdown especially fierce.
Chingford broke through first and only a well-timed challenge by Kevin Reed prevented the visitors from a likely try.
Manor’s Reece Reed was sent to the sin-bin for the first of five yellow cards on the afternoon for an infringement at the ruck.
The game remained scoreless until 25 minutes when Chingford scored their first try. Moving the ball swiftly along their line, the home side went over in the corner to lead 5-0.
Reece Reed was shown a yellow card for pushing a Chingford player to the ground but it was the visitors who finished the first half the stronger, albeit without any points reward.
Chingford restored their ascendancy after the break and after missing a penalty early on, scored a second try to make it 10-0 within five minutes of the restart.
Chingford were beginning to dominate and had a number of half breaks, one which nearly led to another try and only an excellent double tackle by Reece Reed prevented the score from being increased.
Manor were finding it difficult to break out from their half and Chingford did eventually extend their lead, taking three points from a penalty to lead 13-0.
Frustration led to dissent for Manor and the referee duly sent Kevin Reed to the sin-bin.
Chingford soon capitalised on their man advantage, securing ball from a lineout and working an overlap to to score in the corner.
Manor tried to find a consolation try in the latter stages but Chingford remained unscathed in a comprehensive win.
Both teams have this weekend off before Manor host Colchester, while Chingford travel to Romford & Gidea Park.