Ross storm to victory
Ross completed a challenging league campaign with a convincing win over a physical Bream side last Saturday and brought to a close what has been a disappointing league campaign. However Ross has unearthed some potentially very good young players over the last couple of months, with Jordan Marsh, Lee Clements, Alex Bound, Harry Haile and Olly Floyd.
This young lightweight pack found the going difficult in the first half as the larger Bream forwards looked to make their physical size pay dividends as they dominated possession. A raft of penalties followed which gave the visitors opportunities to get the scoreboard ticking over. Fortunately for Ross the Bream kickers were having an off-day and out of the five kicks at goal they only managed to convert one, taking them into half time 3-0 ahead.
After a rather turgid first half, in the second half Ross managed to get their hands on the ball and looked to run possession at every opportunity. This fluid approach was too much for Bream as Ross began to exploit space with Gareth Holdsworth, Dan Field and Craig Smith looking dangerous every time they got the ball. Ross' first try finally came after forwards and backs combined to put winger Tom Harris over in the right hand corner. A brilliant conversion saw Ross take a 7-3 lead. As the Bream pack tired Ross took full advantage with outside half Huw Bellamy calling the shots. Gavin Oates broke clear of two tackles before being brought down by the Bream fullback; A quick ball was moved left to Bellamy who delayed a perfect pass to centre Dan Field. He sliced through the Bream defence to score under the posts. Casey Morgan converted and Ross were 14-3 ahead. The onslaught continued and Ross were now buzzing with confidence running the ball from their own twenty two. From such a move Ross added their third try from Gareth Holdsworth. Again Casey added the conversion and Ross were 21-3 ahead. Bream did add a last minute try, but they had been completely outplayed in the second half. After a difficult season this performance hints at better times ahead for Ross RFC. The GMP Design Software man of the match was Dan Field. All those at Ross RFC would like to thank sponsors and supporters for their support through the season.
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