Ventnor RFC 2XV 55-12 Aldershot and Fleet RFC match report

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Ventnor RFC 2XV 55-12 Aldershot and Fleet RFC match report

Saturday 27th September 2003

A fine weekend was capped with a second XV victory that built on the momentum of the 50-plus point victory against Ryde two weeks ago.

The day typified the great ethos of rugby with Sandown and Shanklin Rugby Club providing a couple of players to the home side who, after a bout of serious illness and lame excuses were left short of personnel!

Ventnor RFC 2XV 55-12 Aldershot and Fleet RFC match report
Ventnor RFC 2XV 55-12 Aldershot and Fleet RFC match report

Ventnor started well and were always in control against an Aldershot and Fleet RFC side that contained several first team players and had a heavy pack.

Tries were scored with ease throughout with Warren Riches kicking well to add to his solid game at fullback.

A fine back row led by Dean Magnusson, who covered the pitch with pace and vigour.

The Rogers Merchandising man of the match was Ian Payne who has scored more tries this year than in his previous 21 years with the club!

Try scorers were Payn, 2, Magnurson, 2, Barrett, Burrows, Marsh.

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