Romsey RFC 7-15 Ventnor RFC 1XV 8 January 2022
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Romsey RFC 7-15 Ventnor RFC 1XV 8 January 2022

Romsey RFC 7-15 Ventnor RFC 1XV 8 January 2022 Despite the appalling conditions and a pitch that cut up badly, this was an excellent match played with great spirit and energy by both teams. Romsey RFC established their game plan early on with their pick and drive tactics working well for them despite some excellent…

Ventnor RFC 1XV 27-33 US Portsmouth RFC 18 December 2021
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Ventnor RFC 1XV 27-33 US Portsmouth RFC 18 December 2021

Ventnor RFC 1XV 27-33 US Portsmouth RFC 18 December 2021 A large and vociferous crowd watched yet another thrilling match at Watcombe when Ventnor hosted league leaders US Portsmouth RFC with the Islanders desperate to maintain their home ground as a fortress. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out that way but that cannot detract from a…

Gosport and Fareham RFC 2XV 29-3 Ventnor RFC 1XV 11 December 2021 match report
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Gosport and Fareham RFC 2XV 29-3 Ventnor RFC 1XV 11 December 2021 match report

Gosport and Fareham RFC 2XV 29-3 Ventnor RFC 1XV 11 December 2021 match report The Ventnor RFC 1XV team will probably look back at this scoreline and think here is another game that should have been won. Although there were some very good individual performances it was the lack of coordination across the team and…

Fawley RFC 36-20 Ventnor RFC 1XV Sat 27 November 2021 match report
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Fawley RFC 36-20 Ventnor RFC 1XV Sat 27 November 2021 match report

Fawley RFC 36-20 Ventnor RFC 1XV Sat 27 November 2021 match report Ventnor’s preparations for this top-of-the-table clash away to Fawley RFC were severely disrupted by the intervention of Storm Arwen, forcing a change from the Red Funnel Red Jet to the Red Funnel car ferry. This subsequent delay meant that the team arrived in…

Ventnor RFC 1XV 13-10 Southampton University Hospitals RFC Sat 13 November 2021
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Ventnor RFC 1XV 13-10 Southampton University Hospitals RFC Sat 13 November 2021

Ventnor RFC 1XV 13-10 Southampton University Hospitals RFC Sat 13 November 2021 This was another typically nail-biting match for Ventnor whose dominance in the set piece was nullified by small errors and a damaging penalty count. The game started promisingly for Ventnor with an excellent 50 – 22 kick from Sam Lines putting them in…

Ventnor RFC 1XV 34-31 Overton RFC Saturday 30 October 2021
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Ventnor RFC 1XV 34-31 Overton RFC Saturday 30 October 2021

Ventnor RFC 1XV 34-31 Overton RFC Saturday 30 October 2021 Despite several injuries, Ventnor were still able to field a strong team to play the traditionally combative Overton side. James Morley and Todd Riches returned to the starting fifteen and both had cracking games. As is becoming the norm, Adam Pratt, skipper Lewis Jones and…

Ventnor RFC 1XV 23-21 Portsmouth RFC 2XV Saturday 16 October 2021
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Ventnor RFC 1XV 23-21 Portsmouth RFC 2XV Saturday 16 October 2021

Ventnor RFC 1XV 23-21 Portsmouth RFC 2XV Saturday 16 October 2021 Ventnor seem to want to do things the hard way! After their second-half comeback against Romsey two weeks ago, Ventnor RFC 1XV 15-9 Romsey RFC Saturday 2 October 2021, they won this match against Portsmouth RFC 2nd XV with very last kick of the…

Ventnor RFC 1XV 15-9 Romsey RFC Saturday 2 October 2021
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Ventnor RFC 1XV 15-9 Romsey RFC Saturday 2 October 2021

Ventnor RFC 1XV 15-9 Romsey RFC Saturday 2 October 2021 Considering the appalling conditions in which it was played, this game was a nail-biter with both teams showing huge enterprise, commitment and skill thus offering the vociferous – and very wet crowd – great entertainment. Things started badly for Ventnor with inaccuracies in almost all…

US Portsmouth RFC 1XV 27-13 Ventnor RFC 1XV 25 September 2021
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US Portsmouth RFC 1XV 27-13 Ventnor RFC 1XV 25 September 2021

US Portsmouth RFC 1XV 27-13 Ventnor RFC 1XV 25 September 2021 On a ground where recent previous matches have resulted in heavy losses, Ventnor suffered a 27 – 13 defeat but with a great deal of positives to ponder.  US Portsmouth RFC deserved their win with the interplay of their forwards and backs but Ventnor…

Sandown and Shanklin RFC v Ventnor RFC 5 Dec 2020
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Sandown and Shanklin RFC v Ventnor RFC 5 Dec 2020

Sandown and Shanklin RFC v Ventnor RFC 5 Dec 2020 match report This was an important day for Ventnor RFC, for the Island and for national club rugby, with a local derby taking place at short notice with Sandown and Shanklin RFC v Ventnor RFC. The three Island teams, Ventnor RFC, the Hurricanes (Sandown and…

Portsmouth RFC 2XV 24-10 Ventnor RFC 1XV, 1 February 2020
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Portsmouth RFC 2XV 24-10 Ventnor RFC 1XV, 1 February 2020

Playing against a stiff breeze, Ventnor started strongly and were unlucky that, after a sustained attack, the final ball from Sam Lines to Alex Enache just went to ground with the line begging. However Portsmouth soon set out their tactical plan, playing ten-man rugby and kicking deep. (Meanwhile one can only imagine that their outside…

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