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20th - 21st November 2010

Monday 22nd November 2010

EAST LEAKE (1st XV)  12 - 18 PANTHERS (1st XV)

Panthers took arguably the youngest side in the league to third placed East Leake and pulled off a great win.

Not only did they win but they performed exceedingly well and the margin of victory could have been greater.

Having dominated the first half, Ant Barnett opened up the score after a great surging run by Tom Arnold who made 15 yards with four defenders hung on his back. Ant converted. The interval came with Panthers up by 7 points to 3.

The sides swapped penalties in the second half before the Panthers forwards took control and allowed space for the impressive Frank Deinner to touch down. A drop goal from Ant Barnett completed the scoring and a fine return to winning ways.

The referee's nomination for best forward went to Ricky Poulter and best back to Tom Arnold.          

BELPER (3rd XV)  14 - 32 PANTHERS (2nd XV)

Panthers travelled for what was a very even game that could have gone either way and came away with the spoils.

The scoring was started by John Kelly who scored from close range after some excellent forward play. Tony Gelsthorpe added a second try then ran around the Belper defence to score in the corner, Belper replied with a converted try to make it 10-7.

With good ball getting to the backs further tries came from Jordan Adams, James Williams and Tony Gelsthorpe, who's conversion brought up the final tally for the Panthers.

Man of the match was Jonathon Sully.

PANTHERS (U17's)  13 - 5 SOUTHWELL (U17's)

Chesterfield entertained Southwell at the Stonegravels ground in their latest league encounter and enjoyed a hard fought victory in a game between two evenly matched teams, where no quarter was given.

Chesterfield were on the scoreboard first with a well taken penalty, kicked by Sam Curry. This stirred the visitors and ended when, after great defence by the home team, they crossed the try line to lead  5 - 3 at half time.

In the second half Chesterfield were so dominant that Southwell only crossed the half way line twice. Jordan White picked the ball up at full-back and with a chip and chase caused mayhem in the visitor's defence before touching down to score. Chesterfield's first try of the match.

The forwards then got in on the act when a charging Ben Sommerton crashed over the line to score. A tense last few minutes followed but the home side ran out worthy winners.

Man of the Match was Jordan White.

MOSBOROUGH (U16's)  20 - 22 PANTHERS (U16's)

Early forward pressure got the Panthers B team off to a great start with Connor Decosta powering over the line to score. Similar followed from a 5 metre lineout and Andy Castledine went over.

Danny Drew was next to score and Tom Heath converted to give Panthers a comfortable 17 - 5 half time lead.

The second half saw Joe Humphries to run the length of the pitch to score.

Mosborough scored twice late on to bring the result close but the Panthers hung on for a well deserved win.

Man of the match was Andy Castledine.

BAKEWELL (U14's)  10 - 40 PANTHERS (U14's)

A local derby played in cold conditions saw the travelling Panthers side come out on top.

Tries came from William Croydon, Nick Foan, Matt Keeley, James Marshall (2) and Alistair Taylor with conversions from Taylor (4) and Tom Pollitt completing the scoring.

Joint men of the match were Matt Keeley and Matt Ford.


Chesterfield began their NLD Shield campaign with an impressive victory over a strong Nottingham team.

An early break from a set scrum by Matt White brought the first try. This was followed by a try from Joe Heath who then converted to give a 12 - 0 lead at half time.

A determined Nottingham side returned to the pitch at the start of the second half and they pulled a try back before regained the initiative with a Jack Large try.

Although Nottingham kept the pressure on and broke through for a second try in the dying minutes, the Panthers held on to record a victory.




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A strong first half performance and then some solid defensive work in the second period saw the Panthers win through More...

12th - 13th MAR 2011 -

A decisive win by 6 tries to 1 over favourites Ashfield has put Chesterfield U14's into the Three Counties' Shield final. More...

26th - 27th FEB 2011 -

Panthers 1st XV returned to winning ways with a comfortable league victory over Leesbrook. More...

19th - 20th FEB 2011

The U13's earned a 3rd NLD Shield victory, topping their group and earning a semi final place, the 3rd squad from the Juniors to do so. More...

5th - 6th FEB 2011 -

For the second week in a row, the Under 10's produced a feast of tries to beat a spirited Tupton team that never gave up trying. More...

MATCH REPORTS, 22nd - 23rd JAN 2011 -
Strong forward work through the 2nd half gradually broke Ilkeston's defence and on 70 mins, Fergus Wish scooped up a pass to crash over the line More...

MATCH REPORTS, 15th - 16th JAN 2011 -
After the long enforced break, the Panthers Ladies finally got back into action with this away trip to Oxford... More...

After a six week lay off due to bad weather both teams were desperate to play rugby and on a morning ideal for rugby a cracking game ensued. More...

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MATCH REPORTS, 13th - 14th NOV 2010 -
The game began with both sides exchanging attacks and neither really getting the upper hand until Panthers managed to work some space... More...

MATCH REPORTS, 6th - 7th NOV 2010 -Chesterfield made the long journey to Grantham for their latest league encounter and put in a creditable performance, although the score-line doesn't reflect their dominance. More...

U14's v ASHBY
31st OCTOBER -

There were no Halloween horrors as an excellent team performance from the Panthers brought a well-deserved victory. More...

Work has begun on the Chesterfield Panthers RUFC's new ground at Dunston after a "First Sod Turning" ceremony was held last week More...

MATCH REPORTS, 16th - 17th OCT 2010 -
With the long journey to the West Midlands for this National Vase game, the Panthers team took to the field without time to warm up, reflecting in their first half performance. More...

MATCH REPORTS, 9th - 10th Oct 2010 -
Panthers played host to a good, well organized side from Boston and a high scoring game ensued. More...

MATCH REPORTS, 2nd - 3rd OCT 2010 -
Panthers lost to Belper in this away league game with the players and spectators wondering how? More...

MATCH REPORTS, 25th - 26th SEPT 2010 -
Panther's second team manager Mark Blair was delighted to have a squad of 26 players for this home game with Hope Valley. More...

Friday evening (1st Oct) will see the Club putting on a firework display that will light up the sky in the neighbourhood... More...

MATCH REPORTS, 18th - 19th SEPT 2010 -
Panthers lost to their local rivals Tupton much to the obvious delight of the opposition supporters. More...

MATCH REPORTS, 11th - 12th SEPT 2010 -
Panthers travelled to the seaside for their first league game of the season and ran out comfortable winners in a high scoring game. More...

Chesterfield Panthers Rugby Union Football Club is pleased to announce the acquisition of land at Dunston... More...

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