Derrian is star of Panthers show

Chesterfield Panthers 1st XV 59,

Skegness 1st XV 12

Chesterfield Panthers finished their league season with an emphatic win over the seasiders which moved them into a fourth-place finish in the league table.

The victory also provided the ideal preparation for the Derbyshire Shield final against Melbourne at Glossop this weekend.

First-half tries from Kyle Viveiros, Sam Nightingale, Bruce Ramage and Franck Derrian 2, plus four conversions from Derrian gave a comfortable half-time lead of 33-5.

Panthers continued their domination into the second-half with tries from Tye Rose, Tom Arnold, captain Malc Wellor and David Simms.

Derrian added a further six points from conversions giving him a total of 24 points in the game as well as the man of the match award.

Belper 2nds 15,

Chesterfield Panthers 2nds 10

Chesterfield dominated the first-half and led 10-0 at the break before Belper fought back to win in the second-half.

Try scorers were Chris Cooper and Matt White.

Joint man of the match awards went to Tim Franks in the backs and Glen O’Neil for the forwards.

Tyldesley 3rds 7,

Hope Valley 1sts 65

Hope Valley sealed the University of Salford Division Four East championship with a convincing victory over Tydeslay.

Leading the way was Jay Evans with a hat-trick of tries which took his total for the season to 34.

Booth added a pair of touchdowns as did Evans while other try scorers were Woodhouse, Tommy McGuigan, captain Hodgson and Silcocks.

Jay McGuigan and Allen each kicked a pair of conversions.

Hope Valley’s annual dinner was held at Lafarge Social Club where players, club officials and supporters celebrated the side’s title-winning season.

Awards went to: Leading try scorer Jay McGuigan (34 tries); 1st XV player of the season James Bines; Players’ player James Bines; Most improved player David Sampson; Hawks player of the season Kevin Tracey; Golden boot Mike Shires; Holwell and Unkles memorial award Nigel Winder.

Amber Valley 1st XV 36,

Worksop 10

Valley finished off their league campaign with a fine win over a fired-up Worksop.

A hat-trick of tries for Adrian Head topped off a good season and means Valley finished unbeaten in their last five fixtures.

Other tries came from Shaun Dowdall, Matt Goodall and Mark Burditt.

After the game, Valley held their annual awards evening at Alfreton Hall.

Lee Chapman won both the Young Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the year after an outstanding season.

Matt Goodall was voted most improved player by his peers while the coaches’ player of the year was Andy Bell.

In the second team Karl Bunting was awarded the coaches’ player year and Steve Thorpe the players’ award.

The Hazzy Trophy for clubman of the year went to Stuart Artliff for his tireless work with the junior section.

Finally, the President’s award deservedly went to Gillian Dables, who has put in countless hours running the bar and clubhouse.

Gordano 3rd XV 31,

Ripley Rhinos 1st XV 19

Rhinos kicked off their money-raising tour of the South West with a game against Bristol side Gordano.

Tries came from flanker Zeique Robinson and outside centre Paul Buzzard, who took the man of the match laurels.

Both were converted by fly-half Will Evans.

Cinderford Veterans 38,

Ripley Rhinos 1st XV 19

Ripley travelled up the A48 to meet the veteran side of national league one outfit Cinderford.

Tries came from skipper Andy Upton and Dave Arrowsmith, plus a penalty try.

Conversions were kicked by Craig Culshaw and Adam Parr.

Man of the match was Mitch Wilmott.

The weekend was a great success as in excess of £160 was raised for the Yorkhill Children’s Hospital.