Dinnington RUFC III pay price for poor start against Chesterfield

Dinnington III v Chesterfield Panthers
Dinnington III v Chesterfield Panthers

Dinnington RUFC III paid the price for a bad start as they were beaten 27-22 by Chesterfield despite a brave fightback.

The opening quarter of an hour was very scrappy with Dinnington guilty of far too many handling errors.

And Chesterfield took full advantage of three of those spills to open up a 15-0 lead by the mid-point of the half.

Dinnington finally got some control of their possession and got themselves into the game, but it took them until five minutes before half-time before they got on the board when Richard White broke a tackle on half way and then ran in to score an unconverted try.

Dinnington made a strong start to the second half and cut the deficit further when Josh Brown went over within five minutes of the restart.

Further good work up front saw David Bell driving over for another try and his conversion put Dinnington ahead for the first time.

Having done the hard work, Dinnington let themselves down with some ill-discipline, resulting in a player being binned.

This allowed Chesterfield to turn the tide with two tries from the visitors putting them 27-17 ahead with ten minutes to go. Back at full strength, Dinnington were quickly back on the front foot and, with five minutes to go Marc Schofield crashed over to put them within touching distance.

However, although they remained on the attack for the remaining minutes of the game, handling errors came back to haunt them and Chesterfield were able to clear their lines and hang on for victory.