Stoneham Park RFC 1XV 3-55 Ventnor RFC 1XV match report

By GH

Stoneham Park RFC 1XV 3-55 Ventnor RFC 1XV match report

Hampshire League Division 3, Saturday 27th September 2003

Ventnor maintained their 100 percent record in Hampshire League Division 3 with a convincing win against Stoneham Park RFC.

Dave Martin opened the scoring going from short range after good work from Bob Englegardt and the former converted. Martin followed up with a penalty on 17 minutes after a high tackle on Paul Reutledge.

Ventnor scored their second try when a quickly taken penalty by scrumhalf Danny Newbery found Reutledge in space to go over, which Martin converted.

Stoneham had a brief respite converting a penalty on 25 minutes. Five minutes later good clean lineout in the Stoneham half allowed Todd Riches to put in Warren Fresle for a great try. Martin converted.

Fresle then followed up on the stroke of half time with his second and again Martin converted to give Ventnor a 31-3 lead at half time.

Stoneham Park RFC 1XV 3-55 Ventnor RFC 1XV match report
Stoneham Park RFC 1XV 3-55 Ventnor RFC 1XV match report

The Islanders continued to pressurise in the second period and scored their fifth try through Mike Walker.

Martin McMeechan who was making his first appearance in a Ventnor shirt for two years marked his return with a power try from a five-year scrum which was unconverted.

With two minutes remaining Walker scored his second following a quickly taken penalty given for offside. Martin converted.

The Islanders completed Stoneham’s misery on the stroke of full-time when from the retaken kick-off, the ball fell to Reutledge who ran in from his own 22-yard line.

With two minutes remaining Walker scored his second following a quickly taken penalty given for offside. Martin converted.

The Islanders completed Stoneham’s misery on the stroke of full-time when from the retaken kick off, the ball fell to Reutledge who ran in from his own 22-yard line.

Wightlink man of the match was Bob Englegardt.

Match report published Friday 3 October 2000 Isle of Wight County Press

Republished January 2024

Our sponsor Andrew, of Gamson Gray Design and Media, has kindly transcribed this report, in January 2024, from the original report to allow for it to be re-published online. This was from a report kindly provided by Warren Fresle. Original report author unknown.

This is from a series of match reports he has kindly transcribed and re-published as part of the online Ventnor RFC News Archives