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Category: 2nd XV Match Reports

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...

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Match report: Southampton 2nd XV v Ventnor Lions, 28/10/2017

Southampton 2nd XV 37-48 Ventnor Lions Written by Andy Teague With the 1st XV having a week off the mighty Ventnor seconds made the long journey over to Southampton on Saturday to take on a strong Southampton side. A strong start to the first half showed Ventnor had learnt from previous games with Captain for the day Sam Dawson leading a strong offence. However at 40 minutes the score was almost level with several break away try’s scored by Southampton. The second half saw Ventnor come back strongly with Southampton keeping them honest and the score being very close. Several excellent try’s scored over the match with Roberts, Lines and Edwards scoring doubles. With Ventnor old boy Harris keeping the backs in check a first win for the mighty Ventnor lions, with many more predicted for the future. This Saturday will see the first home double header of the season with the 1st XV hosting Bognor and the 2nd XV taking on Kingsclere. AJ Wells & Sons Man of the Match Ross Harris Ventnor Haven Fishery Cod Eye of the Day- Ed Blake Squad: Dawson, Tucker, Green, T. Rojan, Blake, Aitkins, Edwards, Roberts, Lines, Steward, Urbonas, Teague, Turner, Harris    ...

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Match report: Trojans 3rd XV 74-7 Ventnor Lions, 07/10/2017

Trojans 3rd XV 74-7 Ventnor Lions, 07/10/2017 Ventnor Lions travelled to Southampton to play Trojans for their second league fixture. In the week before the match, team Captain Grant Richardson would have been very optimistic with the team available to him. Towards Thursday this declined through various reason including work commitments, tooth ache and first team duties. A depleted side arrived at Southampton to face probably one of the strongest sides Trojans have ever fielded in this league. Ventnor Lions never gave up and continued fighting for their solitary points. Ventnor Lions – Richardson, Gough, Stemmet, T. Davies, Willson, G.Davies, Steward, Teague, Obrien, McFly, Madala,...

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Match Report: Petersfield 3’s v Ventnor Lions, 23/09/2017

MATCH REPORT by Grant Richardson Ventnor Lions travelled to Petersfield for their first game of the season and the first of five consecutive away games. The game started badly for Ventnor with 2 quick try’s for the home team which was mainly down to the lack of experience shown by some of the new players. This was to be a theme of the game with Petersfield playing some good rugby from players that were clearly playing well within themselves. However, the Ventnor team worked hard with many of the players making either their debut or a return after a long time away from the game. This hard work was rewarded in the final minutes when Colson made a storming run through several Petersfield players. However, he was to fall agonisingly short of the try line only for Blake to pick up and claim the glory of the try himself. AJ Wells & Sons Man of the Match Harry Colson and Gavin Davis Ventnor Haven Fishery Code Eye of the Day Cory Turner   Team: Richardson, Davis, Stemmet, Adkins, Gough, Teague, Turner, Riches, Cripps, King, Steward, Harris, Colson, Blake, Alan,...

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Ventnor 2nd XV 12-7 Portsmouth 4th XV

Ventnor seconds played Portsmouth 4 in this tough merit table clash. The game was typically physical with both sides putting in big hits. Ventnor welcomed back from injury Winter, Newbury, Cripps and Rogers who all put in a massive shift. The first half ended 0-0 and the second half was where Ventnor began to dominate – with Fred Newman stealing all line outs and Newbury making good yards. The breakthrough came from a penalty which skipper Warren Riches deftly kicked into the corner and Newman caught from the lineout, Newbury then powering through two players to score the try....

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