Ross RFC Ladies played in the final round of the Midlands Ladies Touch League South West region on Saturday at Ledbury RFC.

It was a round robin tournament, with everyone playing each other and points awarded for each result.

The day was well suported, with Ross having a squad of 12 ladies consisting of Kim Parker, Verity Evans, Hilary Clifton, Ros Ruhback, Karen Clayton, Melanie Russell, Bee Long, Vic Mince, Holly Griffin and juniors Tilly Williams, Romerleigh Parker and Ivy Jensen.

Ross performed well, winning one and drawing two of their five matches to leave them in third place.

Ivy Jensen, Verity Evans and Romerleigh Parker all scored for Ross, and Verity was awarded the medal for Ross player of the tournament.

In the first game, Ross drew with Pershore 2-2 on tries, with Ivy and Verity scoring.

They then beat Berry Hill 3-0, with Romerleigh and Verity going over.

Next up they drew 1-1 with Ledbury, Romerleigh again on the scoresheet. In game 4, Ross lost narrolwy however to Malvern 1-0.

And it was also a close run thing in game 5, where Bredon ran out 2-1, Verity with the consolation score.

Meanwhile, Ross RFC’s 1st XV had to call their trip to Gloucester outfit Gordon League off on Saturday, owing to the number of injuries suffered the week before on their bone dry rock hard pitch.

The Greyfriars ground is in serious need of rain, but the club are hopeful of having a full complement to take on visitors Hucclecote this Saturday (October 1), kick-off 2.30pm.

Newent lost by a single point in a 77-point thriller, losing out 39-38 to visitors Winscombe after leading 24-16 at the break, and will be looking to bounce back at Frome this weekend after two straight losses.

Drybrook won by two points though at home to Old Centralians in Regional One Tribute South West, a last-gasp penalty securing victory 18-16 ahead of a long trip to the West Country this Saturday to take on Brixham