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NEWS FROM ROSS-ON-WYE.....................
RUGBY - ROSS 2nd XV 36, EVESHAM 3rd XV 10
young Ross 2nd side put an experienced Evesham side to the
sword on Saturday, playing some great ball in hand rugby
to run out comfortable 36-10 winners in this Merit table
were quicker in deed and thought from the kick off and opened
the scoring after 5 minutes. Another strong scrummage from
the Ross pack gave scrum half Craig Powell quality possession.
Some quick hands from the backs saw full back, Chris Gage
cut through the defence before putting centre Craig Smith
clear with a well timed inside pass. Craig out sprinted
the cover defence to score under the posts. Craig Powell
converted and Ross were 7-0 ahead.
the kick off, Matt Jones secured possession and some strong
running from Paul Hayward and Tony Clements set up Ross
possession deep in the Evesham twenty two. Initially it
looked as if their defence would hold firm as Dave Lawrence
and then Richard Russell were held up short. However, prop
Tony picked up 5 yards out and crashed through the defence
to score. Craig Powell again added the points and Ross were
the forwards winning quality possession, the young Ross
backs looked dangerous every time they got the ball. From
a long Evesham clearance kick, Winger Tom Booth ran the
ball back, beating a number of defenders before setting
up quick ruck ball. Ross moved the ball quickly right to
Winger, Greg Morris who was tackled just short of the line.
However, flanker, Paul Hayward was the first there and he
collected the ball before diving over to score Rossís third
try. Evesham did score just before half time to give Ross
a 19-5 lead.
made the game safe early in the second half with the best
try of the match. From a lineout on the half way line, hooker
Chris Price found jumper Jake Christopher who fed Craig
Powell. Once again some great hands by the back put Winger
Tom Harris in the clear. He handed off one tackle before
outpacing the fullback to score in the corner. The conversion
was missed but this put Ross 24-5 ahead. Evesham did add
another score after some poor tackling, but the Ross pack
re-established control and outside half Andy Bevan scored
under the posts. Craig Powell converted and Ross were 31-10
minutes to go Ross added another score. Again some great
inter passing between Chris Gage and Ian Phillips put Craig
Smith clear and he scored in the corner. The touchline conversion
was missed but Ross were comfortable 36-10 victors.
Morris and Aubrey Man of the Match was Richard Russell.
a sad note, Ross RFC want to send their commiserations to
the family of ex president Don Ruck who passed away last
PHOTO - RUGBY - ROSS JUNIOR U7s 7, DRYBROOK 9
a successful launch in the summer, Ross Juniors U7ís played
their first ever match on Sunday against local rivals Drybrook.
turned up with twelve enthusiastic and well drilled tag
rugby players who were a credit to their coaches, Clare
Godwin and Serena Gowling, and an enthusiastic crowd of
mums and dads cheered on their every move.
started well with their pacy backs looking dangerous but
some great tagging by Jamie Harris, Ivor Harrington and
Toby Benjamin kept the home team at bay. Some great running
by Jayesh Punn, then William Chinn nearly saw Ross open
the scoring, but it was Drybrook who opened the scoring
with two quick tries. However, unbowed, Ross came back with
two scores of their own by Jayesh Punn and Felix Newey which
brought the scores level.
great tagging by Ethan Rees and Poppy Godwin kept the scores
level until just before half time when again Drybrook scored
two quick tries. Half time brought some well earned refreshments
and encouragement from coaches and parents alike.
second half started well for Ross with Lucy Pollock and
Josh Gowling both nearly scoring wide out on the right.
Some more great tagging from William, Ollie Pearson and
Felix kept Drybrook out and eventually Ross closed the gap
with tries from Ivor and Jamie. Drybrook then hit back with
another two scores, before Jayesh and Felix added another
these young athletes now tiring tries came thick and fast,
with Drybrook adding another three scores before Poppy and
Felix closed the gap. Some last gasp great tagging from
Lucy Pollock and Jamie Harris kept Drybrook out and with
the final whistle, it was Drybrook who were winners 9 tries
big thanks to Drybrook, the coaches and parents for being
so supportive and well done to all the players who worked
Juniors train every Sunday at 10.30am at Wilton Road Sports
Ground. Boys and girls of all ages are welcome so please
go on down and join in.
Under Sevens Tag Rugby Team.
PHOTO - ANOTHER GREAT YEAR FOR ORIENTEERING CLUB
the AGM of North Gloucestershire Orienteering Club on Monday,
8th November, members were given an insight into the work
of the Severn Area Rescue Association by their chairman,
Mervyn Fleming of the Beachley Rescue Station. He told them
of the extent of the work from river and mud rescues to
mountain and forest searches by all their volunteer teams
who work closely with the emergency services to ensure the
safety of the public.
retiring chairman of NGOC, Chris James, welcomed Ed Nicholas
of British Orienteering, who presented the club with a certificate
on attaining Club Mark, an award presented to sports clubs
who meet a high standard of welcoming newcomers of all ages,
with good coaching opportunities and teamwork. Over
the past year the club has continued to work with neighbouring
clubs and members have entered competitions both individually
and as teams, in various parts of the country.
giving his report, Chris thanked all the committee and volunteers
who help to make the club such a success and who stage a
good programme of events for the club members to enjoy.
He thanked Pat Cameron who was retiring as secretary for
her work over the three years. Chris had enjoyed his three
years in office and appreciated all the support he had received
in that time from everyone.
Stewart, the treasurer reported a healthy account balance
and it was agreed that whilst membership subscriptions would
remain at the same level for 2011, they would rise by a
small amount from 1st January, 2012 as the cost of staging
events, particularly in Forestry Commission areas was likely
to rise by a considerable amount. Other officers also gave
following were elected to the committee for the coming year:
Chairman - Pat Macleod, Treasurer - Carol Stewart, Secretary
- Caroline Craig, Membership Secretary - Ellen Starling,
Fixtures Secretary - Dave Hartley, Mapping Officer - Paul
Taunton, Equipment Officer - Pat Macleod, Club Captain -
Greg Best, Legend Editor - Alan Brown, Welfare Officer -
Gill James, Development Officer - vacant.
Members are Roger Coe, John Fallows and Gary Wakerley.
a full fixture list and further details about the club on
Gloucestershire Orienteering Club.