Category: 1st XV Match Reports

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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Match report: Overton 1st XV v Ventnor 1st XV, 09/12/2017

Overton 1st XV 63-0 Ventnor 1st XV Ventnor 1st XV travelled away to Overton on a typical December afternoon to mark the half way point of the season. With Overton sitting one place above Ventnor there was an opportunity to register the first win of the season over the newly promoted team. Ventnor started with a lot of early pressure and intensity which had been missing from the team during the early games of the season. However, they were unable to convert this pressure into points which they were made to pay for when the home side scored through...

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Match report: Ventnor RFC 1st XV v Isle of Wight RFC 1st XV, 25/11/2017

Match report: Ventnor RFC 1st XV 10 – 45 Isle of Wight RFC 1st XV, 25/11/2017 With the sun shining and a big crowd in support this weekend saw the first Derby game of the season between Ventnor 1st XV and Wootton 1st XV. Ventnor started the game in brilliant fashion as the first 10 minutes showed dominance, however they couldn’t capitalize on the opportunities they’d made for themselves within the opening quarter. A number of unforced errors opened the gates for the away side as they managed to run in 4 try’s and a penalty to go into...

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