Match report: Ventnor 2nd XV v Kingsclere XV, 04/11/2017


Ventnor 2nd XV 5 v 40 Kingsclere XV

Kingsclere who haven’t been to Ventnor since they dropped out of the Hampshire leagues, arrived with a full squad, medical team, media team & coaches. They were not there to make up the numbers! In comparison Ventnor had to dig deep to get their team out, fielding 4 players whose total age equalled 196!

Ventnor started brightly and if Grant Richardson had managed to hang on to the Ball as he powered through it result could have been very different. Ventnor’s cause was not helped when Ben Weld had to leave the field of play through illness and he never returned!

Despite the loss of Gough, Fox and Weld Ventnor played to the end, And Damo Marriott managed to get a try under the posts. Warren Riches took a quick drop goal ( he obviously thought there was time for Ventnor to get back into the game!). & missed. The game finished with this.

Thanks to all that turned up & to Kingsclere for lending Ventnor players.

Team: Richardson, Gough,Stemmet, Babington, Davis, Taylor, Weld, Magnurson, Marriott, Harris, Stewart, Fox, Blow, Cripps, Riches
AJ Wells & Sons Man of the Match Simon Blow
Ventnor Haven Fishery Cod Eye of the Day: Stuart Babington ( for being old enough to know he shouldn’t have played!)