preparation for an away league game next week at Redditch,
Ross travelled to Longlevens for a friendly fixture last
Saturday. With the perfect blend of youth and experience,
Ross put in a stellar performance to come away clear 42-22
was Longlevens who started the brighter. With their wing
and full back looking to run back any poor kicks,they looked
dangerous from the off. Ross compounded this with some early
poor tackling and after 15 minutes they were 10-0 down after
a penalty and a well worked try from the wing. With a young
side it would have been easy to let this game slip away.
However Ross quickly tightened up their defence led ably
by their Captain, Paul Hayward and as a consequence, mistakes
started to appear in the home team's game.
a Craig Powell penalty put Ross on the board, then after
a crunching tackle in midfield by Casey Morgan saw the ball
go loose, it was flanker, Tom Harris who reacted quickest
and scooped the ball up before scoring under the posts.
Craig Powell converted and Ross were level after half an
this point on Ross tightened their grip on the game. At
scrum time the Ross front row of Tim Morgan, Chris Price
and Matt Redman were dominant. In the line out Jake Christopher
not only secured his ball but began to steal the opposition's
and in defence, Sam Griffiths, Ali Rees and Paul Hayward
this hard work paid dividends as Ross added tries from Ali
Rees, Jake Christopher and Chris Price either side of half
time. Longlevens did hit back to add two scores of their
own but further tries from Sam Griffiths and Casey Morgan
saw Ross comfortable winners by 42-22.
Terrys Digital man of the match was Nick Stephens for his
commitment and hard work.
Ross sides are in league action next Saturday, 23rd October.
Ross 1st XV will play at home against Whitehall, whilst
Ross 2nd XV are away to Redditch. Kick off for both matches
is at 3pm.