It seems when Portsmouth 1sts don't have a game, they send a fair few of their 1st team down to their 2nds games - which is what we experienced when we lost to them, not sure how this works with BUCS regulations? Seems they didn't take any on this occasion and was their true squad, but Chichester have some strong players on their team.
We have never loaded our second team with first team players. I'm not sure where this myth has come from, Essex played under protest because of this as well.
Our second bucs team has been used for freshers this year. With the occasional SEMLA 2nds player playing to teach them. These are not 1st team bucs players. When we played against reading we had 3 SEMLA seconds players who came in and 8 freshers.
Against Chi I played people who had trained more recently and had little game experience over people who had experience but have been slacking at training.
It wasn't just Kiddo who beat us either, thier whole team are starting to look really strong.