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Marlborough 47 - Chippenham 3XV 3 (including Nomads report)
Marlborough stepped even closer to the unbeaten league season everyone associated with the team is craving for, demolishing 3rd placed Chippenham in a 7 try rout.

Marlborough started the game brightly, and this continued throughout the game, as the home side dominated the visitors in all aspects of the game. Strong surges upfield from the Marlborough pack, which are becoming the trademark of the side from The Common, led to excellent territorial advantage, which the Marlborough backs looked to exploit at every opportunity.
The first try came when the ball got to full back Will Clarke, on 1st team debut, who beat a man to score in the far left corner. This was superbly converted from the touchline from Scrum Half Nathan Morgan. Marlborough continued in this vein, fly half Alex Cox kicking for territory to keep Marlborough in the ascendancy. Some iffy refereeing decisions, which were given to both sides, meant the game didnít flow as much as the players had hoped, but with Marlborough dominating in the loose, and destroying the visitors scrum, with joint man of the match performances from the front row of Billy Trevaskis, Tom Phillips and Paul Robbo, meant Marlborough still had the majority of the possession, transferred in points with 2 more tries in the half from Captain Dave Lemon, both converted, left Marlborough 21-3 ahead, with the visitors solitary score a penalty from 40 yards out.

Marlborough were determined, with the slope and wind to their advantage, to continue in their dominant ways, to really push home their stranglehold on the league. Eventually this happened, with the Marlborough side welcoming back Joe Mitchell and Jonny Mantle from long-term injuries, staking their claims for a return to starting action next week. The Marlborough defence was again solid, ensuring every time Chippenham had a break, it was thwarted, and Marlborough gained possession back to play their territorial game. 4 tries were scored in the half, from centre Alex Fitzpatrick, scoring his 3rd try in 3 games, Wing Chris Patterson with a deft sidestep followed by a powerful charge to the line, flanker Mitchell then powered through a tackle to touch down unopposed, before Morgan completed the scoring, following an offload from Lemon. With Morgan converting 3 of the 4, the final score sat at 47-3.

Coach Gary Sharp was pleased with the performance, but there are still things to improve on in the season run in, in order the side stay unbeaten on the league season.
Marlborough travel to Sutton Benger this weekend, determined to make it 16 wins from 16 games in the league, and continue their rampage towards the South Counties league.

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