Their ninth straight league win puts Ross within striking
distance of Championship. With three games remaining Ross
require just one victory to ensure they will be champions
of Glos. Division 3 after
a convincing 30 - 7 victory over Cainscross on Saturday.
However with nine straight wins, Ross are looking to run
through the season unbeaten.
Cainscross travelled to Ross in second place and were looking
to derail Ross's unbeaten run, however they were always
second best throughout the match. With the game barely five
minutes old, Mike Davies broke through some weak tackling
to score under the posts. Chris Gage converted, giving Ross
a 7 - 0 lead and with plenty of possession, Ross had the
opportunity to add to their early lead. However a litany
of mistakes and errors contributed to a stop start first
half, enabling Cainscross to remain in the contest. This
was compounded twenty minutes into the game when Cainscross
scored and converted a try making the score 7 - 7. Even
though the error count continued to grow, territorial pressure
led to two kickable penalties which Chris Gage converted,
giving a half time score of 13 - 7 to Ross.
break enabled Ross to regroup and reflect on a error ridden
first half and the response was instant. They cut out the
errors and as a result were able to up the tempo of the
game. This increased tempo began to unsettle the Cainscross
defence and with Adam Clements and Hugh Bellamy finding
gaps, it was only a matter of time before a score came.
After some good driving play by Tara Barnett and Matthew
Redman, the ball was moved quickly out to Hugh Bellamy,
who broke the the first line of defence before cutting inside
the Cainscross fullback to score. Chris Gage converted making
the score 20 - 7.
a two score cushion Ross began to relax and play their natural
open game. After some strong running from Dave Mince and
Nick Brierley, the ball was moved quickly to Wayne Bishop
who fed Adam Clements. Adam thought he had scored but the
linesman ruled a foot in touch so the try was disallowed.
However within five minutes, Adam Clements got onto the
score sheet. After some slick handling from forwards and
backs, Adam went over wide out on the right, giving Ross
a comfortable 25 - 7 lead.
continued to dominate and could have added another 3 or
4 tries. The final score went to Wayne Bishop. After Alistair
Rees had made good ground down the right, the ball was quickly
moved left through several pairs of hands before Wayne finished
off the move in the left hand corner, making the final score
30 - 7.
next fixture is at Old Cryptians on 25th February. Kick
off is at 2:30 pm.