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Category: Match Reports

Match report: Ventnor RFC 1st XV v Fareham Heathens RFC 1st XV, 03/02/2018

Ventnor RFC 1st XV 7-32 Fareham Heathens RFC 1st XV Ventnor entered their 15th league game of the season full of hope and hoping to achieve their eluded first win of the season. Facing a travelling Fareham Heathens who were currently sat 6th in the league, captain Jake Babington had plenty of players to pick from this week, replacing usual number 10, Sam Lines with a much fitter, faster and stronger player in Damien Marriot. The wet weather early in the week hadn’t benefitted the home side who with their fast, agile and athletic forwards would have preferred a...

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Match report: Ellingham & Ringwood 1st XV v Ventnor 1st XV, 27/01/2018

Ellingham & Ringwood 1st XV 28-17 Ventnor 1st XV Ventnor 1st XV left the island with high hopes and their focus on gaining that first big win of the season as they set sail towards Ellingham and Ringwood first XV, after losing to their opponent at home in their last meeting, after a suspected serious injury caused the game to be called at the 60 minute mark, in favour of Ellingham and Ringwood. It promised to be a wet and muddy game ahead but this was not the time for any singing in the rain, as there was a job to be done. Ventnor started strong and had most of the possession of the game. However, one momentary lapse lead to an overlap the home side took advantage of, soring first, putting themselves 7-0 up with a successful conversion. Ventnor were hardly going to roll over lay down and rallied back with the same spirit they have shown all season, and continued to play some dominating rugby. Unfortunately this time poor weather conditions caused Ventnor to give it away, with the home side making a turnover and capitalising on it scoring their second going 14-0 up. Later in the half Ventnor were able to score their first try of the game, with Andrew Gough coming in like a wrecking ball for 5 points, but the team were unable to...

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Match report: Ventnor 1st XV v Fordingbridge 1st XV, 13/01/2018

Ventnor 1st XV 33 – 56 Fordingbridge 1st XV Ventnor were keen to put on a good display with their first home match of the new year and earned the first league points of the season in a thrilling match. The start of the match was one to forget for Ventnor as the rejigged side took a while to adjust to the fast pace Fordingbridge play at. Four quick tries put the Home side on the back foot. However, once things started to click momentum swung the other way and good defensive pressure lead to Sam Lines picking up a...

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Ventnor RFC Magazine Winter 2017 edition

The Ventnor RFC Magazine Winter 2017 edition is available now. Only the second issue of the quarterly magazine for Ventnor RFC,  published by 5063 Publishing, this edition is a bumper 72 pages (22 pages more than the first edition of the Ventnor RFC Magazine Autumn 2017). The Winter 2017 edition, published January 2018, has 72 pages of news articles, match reports, player profile (current and previous players, including Ben Savill, Warren Riches, Stuart Babington and Lewis Jones), England Rugby Grand Draw 2017-18 Tickets, Ventnor RFC Bar Bricks are Back, Ventnor RFC cider, news on the Wight Wolves Rugby and...

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Match report: Ventnor RFC 1st XV v Sandown and Shanklin RFC 1st XV, 16/12/2017

Ventnor RFC 1st XV 0-50 Sandown and Shanklin RFC 1st XV Match report: Nolan Winter Ventnor went into the game knowing that the last time Hurries had travelled to them at the end of last season they had managed their first win over them in over 20 years. As a result confidence was high and a repeat performance would see their first win of the season. The opening 15 minutes saw a strong defensive performance which is something that has been lacking in the first half of the season. However, with the artic wind swirling around Watcombe Bottom Hurries...

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