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News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 145 - 2nd May 2007
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[Sarah Webb - Ross 2nds out of the cup but play Twickenham in a
the match was over - Coffee for Uganda]
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- A knight out at the Prince]
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following rugby reports were written by Sarah Webb. Sarah
is a local girl who eventually wants to work in Public Relations
but has been advised to study journalism to begin with.
I met Sarah at the friendly match between Ross 2nds and
Twickenham Rugby Club on Saturday. Sarah enjoys covering
sporting events in particular and is trying to gain as much
journalistic experience as she can for her degree.
News welcomes reports from those interested in local
news and is happy to welcome Sarah, who will be covering
events about town every so often.
luck, Sarah and here's wishing you a successful future!
2nds out of the cup!
by Sarah Webb
Tuesday night the elements took control of the match where
the Ross 2nd team lost to the Berry Hill 3rd team in a close
semi-final away from home. Berry
Hill's kicking kept them in the match and a last minute
penalty allowed them to clinch a 9-8 win and knock Ross
out of the Forest of Dean Minor Cup.
a slow start from both teams and very little difference
between them, both sides converted penalties for the score
to go to 3-3, with Matt Taylor getting the points for Ross.
injury to Paul Hayward brought Gavin Oates on at flanker
but as Ross realigned Berry Hill failed to take advantage,
missing a penalty attempt. As play continued Ross made many
errors and went in 6-3 down at half time after giving away
a penalty and having Richard Saddler sin-binned.
came out fighting in the second-half and made two changes
bringing on substitutes Lee Lusty and Matt Redman. The visitors
dominated possession and some great throwing in at the lineout
from hooker Tony Clements kept the pressure on Berry Hill.
fantastic run from Chay Brine and a timely pass to prop
Andrew Lovering who found himself out on the wing, led to
the prop charging over the line to score the only try of
the match. Giving the Ross team an 8-6 lead.
continued to pressurize but did not capitalize and in the
dying seconds of the game Berry Hill were awarded a penalty.
A great kick from Berry Hill denied Ross their win and a
place in the final of the cup.
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