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NEWS FROM ROSS-ON-WYE.....................
RUGBY - GLOUCESTER OLD BOYS 10, ROSS 1ST XV 17
a late thaw, Ross were back in league action on Saturday,
looking for a win against Gloucester Old Boys that would
take them out of the relegation zone, which they duly did,
scoring three tries to one, emerging comfortable winners
in the end.
a two week break due to the weather, both sides looked a
bit rusty early on. However it was Ross that found their
range after 10 minutes and opened the scoring. A strong
scrum in midfield saw the ball moved quickly through the
hands to centre Chay Brine. He cut outside his opposite
number and looked as if he might go all the way and score,
but was brought down 5 yards out. However, the Ross pack
were there in numbers securing quality ruck ball for Matt
Redman to crash over to score, putting Ross 5-0 ahead.
score seemed to give Ross confidence as they looked dangerous
whenever they got the ball wide to James Hughes, TC Leech
and Huw Bellamy. However, they could not get that all important
second score and in a five minute period early in the second
quarter, Gloucester took the lead through a penalty and
converted try, which saw Ross 10-5 down with only minutes
left in the first half. However, Ross responded. Some strong
running by Tara Barnett and Matt Jones saw Ross with quality
ball just inside the Old Boys half. Scrum half Craig Powell
moved the ball right to Gareth Holdsworth who timed his
pass perfectly to James Hughes who cut the defence to pieces
as he cantered over to score under the posts. Casey Morgan
converted and Ross went in at half time 12-10 ahead.
The second half saw some great defence from Ross as Old
Boys dominated possession in the third quarter, but some
great defence from Jake Christopher, Dave Mince and Chay
Brine ensured that Old Boys did not add to their tally.
As the game entered the final quarter it was Ross that got
the important score. Once again it was the pace of Chay
Brine who got Ross into the Old Boys twenty two. From the
ruck TC Leech drove hard into the Old Boys defence. He was
stopped 5 metres short, but quick work from Captain, Gavin
Oates saw him dart through the ruck to score, putting Ross
comfortably held out for the last 10 minutes and would have
added a fourth try if the referee had not blown up for a
Ross penalty as James Hughes was about to score, but Ross
got that important victory.
Walford Timber man of the match was Chay Brine who caused
Old Boys problems every time he got the ball.
Saturday Ross are at home to the Old Colstonians. Kick off
is at 2.30pm.
ROWING - JUNIOR SUCCESS AT 2010 WELSH INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
the inclement weather on Saturday, 27th November, the Junior
Academy took 17 squad members to the Welsh Indoor Championships.
athletes, ranging from J11 to J16 performed brilliantly
to bring home a massive tally of 15 Medals.
medals were won by Gabby Howell in Wj11, Johan Lai, J14,
and Charlie Morris Wj15. These were backed up by 6 Silver
medals won by Rosie Brandram-Jones, Wj16, Scarlett Brodholt,
Wj12, Pippa England and Christina Stevenson, Wj13, Tom Scott,
J12 and Molly Phillips, Wj14. Another 6 bronze medals were
picked up by Josh Bailey, J16, Fran Watling, Wj12, Catlin
Scott, Wj14, Rosie Ingram, Wj14, Rosie Brandram-Jones in
the Open U23 relay, ( With Swansea University) and Catlin
Scott in the Open Beginner Womens Relay (With Swansea University).
Watling, chief coach for the squad at this event commented,
'These are tremendous results, and most of the squad achieved
personal best even if they did not medal. We are very proud
of their performances.'
thanks were expressed on behalf of the squad to Graham and
Wendy Watling and Mark Scott for the fantastic organization
and support at the event.
Howell - Gold Medal Wj11.
and Franny winning silver and bronze.
Lai with competitors from Penarth.
(Gold) and Caitlin, (Silver) with a Llandaff competitor.