Lymington Mariners RFC 107-0 Ventnor RFC 2XV Match Report Sat 18 February 2023
Ventnor RFC 2XV travelled to runaway league leaders Lymington Mariners RFC with an eclectic team of thirteen players notable for two father/son combinations – Dean and Charlie Magnurson plus Nigel and Louis Malkin.
It was the pace of Lymington’s squad that was the main difference with many of their total of sixteen tries being down to a player breaking through the first line of defence into open space.
However, despite this onslaught, Ventnor never gave up with debutant Brad Francis in the thick of things and Mike Flanagan managing to play the full game despite only having one working leg.
Throughout, the defensive efforts of Ben Atkins, Harry Ottley, Steve Maskell and Nathan Frampton in particular were nothing short of remarkable.
The pack gave as good as it got with Gary Ball, Jack Rushton and skipper James Blake fronting up as ever and, with several travelling spectators, Ventnor determined to enjoy their journey so the post-match festivities resulted in comprehensive triumphs to the Islanders!
Team. Rushton, Francis, Ball, J. Blake (capt), D. Magnurson, Frampton, C. Magnurson, L. Malkin, N. Malkin, Flanagan, Maskell, Atkins, Ottley.
A J Wells Man of the Match: Ben Atkins (Weldy)
Red Funnel Moment of the Match: Nigel Malkin
Ventnor RFC 2XV’s next scheduled fixture is the final Counties 5 Hampshire South West league game of the 2022-23 season, when they entertain Fordingbridge RFC 2XV on Saturday 4th March 2023.
For more information, please contact JAMES MORTON, Hon Club Secretary, Ventnor RFC
T: 07901 938 317
The fixtures are correct as of the date of the time of publication and are given in good faith. E & OE. All fixtures are subject to change or cancellation at short notice.