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Newbury Blues build momentum as head coach Paul Archer praises squad after comfortable win at Chippenham



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Newbury Blues head coach was thrilled how his side controlled large parts of the game during their 64-24 away win to Chippenham in South West 1 East.

Blues ran in a total of 10 tries, managing to secure a try-bonus point within the first-half as they held a 36-5 lead at the break.

The visitors didn’t take their foot off the throttle as they punished Chippenham to get the victory.

Dylan Stewart Pic: Ian Jack
Dylan Stewart Pic: Ian Jack

“Right from the kick-off we were on it and we hit our straps and we made a break directly from the start and it got us deep into their half.

“We built some momentum to the point where we scored four tries and got that bonus point relatively early in the first half.

“What was really great was that we kept up that momentum for a good proportion of the game, but credit to them as well for getting their own four tries for the extra point.

“It was a positive performance,” he said. “There was a lot of individual stuff, but at the same time we did well as a team because we had to make changes and it shows how much strength in depth we have.

Blues have to games before the Christmas break, starting with a home game against Frome on Saturday, and Archer is keen on continuing a good run.

“We want to go into 2022 in the best possible position to win the league.

“We know we have lost a games in the past, but we have to look ahead and try to play positive in the next games.

“If we keep progressing then I have no doubt that we’ll get the results we want by April time,” he added.



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