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Chesterfield Panthers U14s 22, Ashby U14s 12

Panthers were worthy winners against a strong Ashby team.

A Josh Wilde try gave Chesterfield the lead at half time and in the second half, Charlie Yapp crashed through the Ashby defence to touch down.

A further score came when Declan Bates touched down in the corner and from an acute angle on the touchline converted his own try.

The Panthers continued to dominate and Dominic Grainger added to his tally of tries to score in the corner.

Joint match awards went to Aled Jackson and Billy Goodall.

Chesterfield Panthers U11s 45,

Mansfield U11s 0

The Panthers were dominant against Mansfield and ran in seven tries.

Touch-downs came from Jaydon Slatcher, Bess Heath, Harry Hole, Harvey Fletcher, Ross Booker, Tom Hawkins and Joe Curley.

Conversions were added by Ross Booker, Aidan Butler and Harvey Fletcher.

Paviors 3rd XV 54, Tupton 2nd XV 54

More than 100 points were scored but the end result was a draw.

Tupton found themselves 28-0 down after ten minutes.

But they fought back and tries from Chris King, Dave Brignull, Greg Hopkinson and skipper Chris Kirkwood, who also added three conversions, saw them trail 40-26 at half time.

Pavoirs scored two early ones in the second half before Kirkwood rattled off a quick brace and Brigull added a second.

With three minutes left and Tupton seven points adrift, Kirkwood went on a mazy run and scored under the posts.

With the conversion added, the game was level.

Man of the match was Richard Roach.

Newark 4th XV 15, Ripley Rhinos 1st XV 17

Rhinos enjoyed an impressive but narrow two-point Pennant League victory at Newark.

They led 7-5 at the break and closed out the win in the second half.

Man of the match Ant Hardwick touched down twice and there was a third try from Mitch Wilmott.

Will Evans kicked a conversion.

Chesterfield Panthers 2nd XV 19,

Ilkeston 4th 32.

Chesterfield struck first when Bruce Ramage’s try was converted by Scott Widdowson.

But the visitors surged into a 17-7 lead.

A try for Widdowson, followed by a second Ramage touchdown, again converted by Widdowson put Chesterfield back in charge at 19-17.

However, a late try and a penalty saw the visitors take the victory.

Joint men of the match were Bruce Ramage and Glen Grayson.

Chesterfield Panthers U17s 12,

Shrewsbury U17s 15

Panthers suffered a heartbreak in the Midlands Final of the RFU Bowl.

For the Stonegravels lads suffered defeat after Shrewbury scored a winning try with the last play of the game.

Chesterfield were on top in the second half but unfortunately lost out right at the end.

A big pat on the back for all the hard work put in by the players and the coaches as the team deserves praise for battling their way to the final.

Mansfield U13s 26,

Tupton U13s 0

Tupton played well but were unable to cross the Mansfield line.

They battled right to the end, put in some hard tackles and played with belief and a warrior spirit.

Man of the match was Dan Palmer

Other result: Leesbrook 1st XV 13, Chesterfield Panthers 1st XV 40.