ROSS RFC 2nds let slip a 3-15 lead to lose 19-15 away to Hardwick & Quedgeley Harlequins, that in reflection Harlequins deserved to win.

Scrum half Paul Wooding started things off well for Ross with a 3 point penalty, but Harlequins soon levelled through a penalty of their own. Ross winger PJ Muldowney found and inch of a gap to run along the touch line to score Ross’ first try. He doubled his tally at the start of the second half, taking full advantage of several Harlequin handling errors, to kick on and score under the uprights. Wooding converted.

Harlequins refused to lie down and responded with a try in the corner following poor Ross tackling. With minutes remaining, Harlequins scored the decisive blow with a converted try under the posts. It was a disappointing result for Ross 2nds and on paper, it was a game that they should have won, but they only have themselves to blame through poor handling, passing, commitments to rucks etc, which they have been so good at in the past few weeks.

The Drop Inn man of the match was Baz Parker for great running lines and stout tackling. This week Ross RFC 2nds are away to Westbury 2nds in the league where they hope to put behind them this week’s result.