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Chelmsford turn on the style in win over Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 12:28 19 March 2018 | UPDATED: 12:33 19 March 2018

Chelmsford Rugby Club players celebrate their win over Ipswich. Picture: CRFC

Chelmsford Rugby Club players celebrate their win over Ipswich. Picture: CRFC

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London North 2

Chelmsford 42

Ipswich 7

The morning of game day had club members up early, walking the pitch to determine whether or not the game would go ahead but, ever dedicated, players and members cleared the snow away from the lines and the game went on.

Chelmsford players enjoy their win over Ipswich. Picture: CRFCChelmsford players enjoy their win over Ipswich. Picture: CRFC

It was the last Chelmsford game for front rower, Stephen Prest, and the whole team was determined to give him a memorable send off.

Throughout the game, the Chelmsford forward pack dominated and, in particular, they used their strong scrum to great effect, driving Ipswich back from the five-metre line for Will Cooper to score an early try.

Within 20 minutes, the Chelmsford backs had their first try of the day, Zain Mainan plummeting over the line after an excellent break by Will Ferrier.

Ipswich bit back with a hard fought try and the score at half time was 14-7. The second half saw Chelmsford come back hard, as they played up the hill and in blustering winds. Mainan and Cameron Arnott made good ground with searching kicks, which allowed Chelmsford to spend huge chunks of the game in the Ipswich half.

Chelmsford players pose for pictures after their snowy win over Ipswich. Picture: CRFCChelmsford players pose for pictures after their snowy win over Ipswich. Picture: CRFC

Chelmsford’s third try was scored by Ross Toomey, after Marcus Pottinger made an excellent break from the base of the scrum. Hot on the heels of that try scrum half, Tom Day, caught a knock down from a line-out and outran the opposition for 60 metres to score.

In the last 15 minutes, there seemed to be no question that Ipswich would come back and Chelmsford just kept putting points on the board.

Nick Sany scored a try from a rolling maul and Jack Acorn chased a kick to score the sixth Chelmsford try. All six tries were converted by Mainan and Arnott. This bonus point win further demonstrated Chelmsford’s continued improvement and keeps them out of the relegation zone.

Romford & Gidea Park RFC will visit Chelmsford at Coronation Park this Saturday at 3pm.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert has been impressing the players with his skills on the training pitch. STUART WATSON looks back on his playing career.

Tristan Nydam is keen to make the most of his loan stay in Scotland but is still keeping a firm eye on parent club Ipswich Town.

Former Ipswich Town boss Paul Hurst is the favourite in the betting as his former club Shrewsbury search for a new manager.

Former Ipswich Town goalkeeper Shane Supple has announced his retirement from football for a second time, due to a persistent hip injury.

ANDY WARREN takes a look at the changes made by Paul Lambert since his appointment as Ipswich Town manager.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features David Johnson signing for Town and Sir Bobby Robson’s testimonial match at Portman Road

Former Ipswich Town loanee Richie Wellens has been appointed Swindon Town manager, naming Noel Hunt as his assistant.

Stuart Watson and Andy Warren are back with the latest episode of the Kings of Anglia Podcast.

Jordan Spence has hailed the impact of manager Paul Lambert and believes the Blues can pull themselves away from trouble if they maintain the high standards they have set.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features wins over Arsenal and Stoke, while we also remember the late Marton Fulop.

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