Category: Results

Saturday 18 October 2014 Match Report-Reporter Ed Blake

Locks Heath Pumas 2nd XV 7 – 7 Ventnor 2nd XV With only 14 people on the boat – one of which being Nolan Winter, the new captain running on to the boat and an ill thought out fancy dress theme, this looked to be a typical Ventnor II away day. The squad was boosted in Portsmouth by Paul Berry, fresh from a heavy night out in Brighton, and a random ginger boy we found at the side of the road who we later found out was called Ryan and that he had once played scrum half. All in...

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Results Saturday 11 October 2014

Ventnor RFC 1st XV 42-8 Southampton RFC 1st XV Continuing their good start to the league this season, Ventnor gained another win at home this week against a strong Southampton side. Unlike the previous two games in which Ventnor started on the back foot and conceding early on, they took to the pitch ready to start from the off and took the game to visiting side. Out to show they mean business this season Ventnor started the scoring with Danny Newbury after Damien Marriott’s left boot keeping Southampton in their own half yet again Ventnor won their lineout and drove up the field that ended with Newbury over the try line right from the touchline. Marriott’s kicking was effortless and unwavering throughout the game converting all of the six trys scored. Marriott was running the game from the number 10 position and with clearances from his own half saw Ventnor in the attacking third of the pitch allowing Tom Englegardt to score after hammering runs from the home side. After some retaliation from Southampton and occupying the home sides half for long periods of time, Ventnor still managed to use their strength in the forwards to gain ground and defend well as a team. This then lead to more trys, the first from James Morley crashing through the Southampton’s defensive line to touch down. The second came from Ventnor’s...

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Results and 40th Anniversary Saturday 4 October 2014

Ventnor RFC enjoyed a 40th birthday last Saturday since being reformed in 1974. Guests, Trustees and Vice Presidents of all ages come together once again to hear speakers and toast the success of the Club. The celebration was led by John Metcalfe, John Whitehouse and Stuart Babington. Adam Pratt was Master of Ceremonies. The Ladies provided the meal. Speakers reflected in fun on past results both good and not so good, the lost agility and the memorable Club’s characters. Topping the day was the presentation of the new kit to today’s playing Captain Todd Riches by Trustee and Vice President Stephen Champion. A generation on and the father/son succession continues through the likes of John & Fergus Kenny, Bob & Neil Turner, Pete & Arron+Damion Marriot, Adam & Adam Pratt, Bob and Tom Engelgardt, Alan and Warren Fresle, Stuart and Jake Babington, Brennan and Arron Fradgley. Ventnor RFC 1st XV 26-59 Millbrook RFC 1st XV After last week’s big win over Wotton Millbrook travelled to the island expecting an easy game but that was not the case. Ventnor gave their all in this cup game which marked the 40th anniversary of their first home game. The home side started off the same as last week needing a kick start to get them going and conceded two try’s early on. Ventnor then came back strong and evened the score with...

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Saturday 27 September 2014 Results and Reports

Hampshire Division 2 Fawley RFC 31-38 Ventnor RFC 1st XV Ventnor 1st team travelled to Fawley this week for a game that was always going to be physical from start to finish, and came out on top with their heads held high. With a few absences from the team fielded last week and players in positions they wouldn’t usually find themselves in Ventnor still managed to get a great victory over Fawley. The game didn’t start off as well as Ventnor had hoped, with Fawley chipping the ball early on over the back line and with a lucky bounce the winger found the ball in his hands to touch it down over the try line. The same would happen in almost an instant replay of the previous try minutes later to take the home side 14 points into the lead. This seem to give Ventnor the wake up they needed and went straight back at the homes side with strong attacking play. Again as in the previous week Ventnor’s forwards were dominant in every part of their game winning near on every scrum and line out whether it was theirs or not. The first Ventnor try would come from James Pemberton after some excellent work from the forwards driving them up the pitch, the ball then came out to the backs for Pemberton to break through the line and...

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