Iain takes Panthers to Midlands final

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Chesterfield Panthers U17s 11, Ampthill U17s 7

A strong performance saw Panthers clinch a place in the Midlands final of the RFU National Bowl with a victory over a very strong Ampthill team.

The visitors led with a converted try but Reece Newton crossed the line to leave the scores close at half time.

It was all Chesterfield in the second half and although no further tries were scored, two penalties from Iain Taylor took the Panthers to the final.

Panthers now go on to play the winners of the Loughborough v Shrewsbury semi at Coventry’s Broadstreet ground on Sunday, April 1.

Mellish 3rd XV 7,

Tupton 2nd XV 38

A year ago, Tupton returned from Mellish soundly beaten but this time they returned the favour and continuted their winning run at the top of the table.

Tony Winnard scored two tries and others came from Simon Langley, Dave Brignull, Siddal and Weston.

Chris Kirkwood kicked four conversions. Man of the match was Jake Hampson.

Tupton host Ilkeston in a top of the table clash on Saturday, kicking off at 3pm.

Ripley Rhinos 2nds 3,

Chesterfield Panthers 2nds 93

A faster, fitter and all-round stronger Panthers side were victorious in this Pennant League match.

Man of the match for Chestertfield was Luke Cocking who scored a hat-trick of tries and kicked a dozen conversions.

Other touch downs came from Luke Waite 3, Liam Charlesworth, Chris Windle 2, Kyle Gambles, Ged Dearnley, Danny Chapman and Gary Bates. Rhinos points came from a Dave Trubee penalty while their man of the match was Liam Porter.

Chesterfield Panthers 3rd XV 22, All Spartans 15

Josh Townsend led the way with a try in each half as Panthers overcame All Spartans. Other try scorers were Andrew McDonald and Bruce Ramage as Josh Harding added one conversion.

Man of the match was Alex Tustin who along with Connor De Costa was making his senior debut.

Bakewell U15s 17,

Chesterfield Panthers U15s 12

Chesterfield had tries from Aiden Swift and James Marshall in a close game against Bakewell. Alistair Taylor added one conversion while man of the match was Josh Hardy.