With Ross’ Greytree pitch still sodden with flood water, Drybrook RFC offered their pitch so Ross could play after a four week lay off due to the flooding.
Ross did look rusty in the early stages, with the visitors dominating possession and territory, but the Ross defence as a unit and individually was faultless and they comfortably held out a persistent Whitehall attack for the first quarter.
Against the run of play and with their first foray into the visitors’ 22, Ross took the lead a clearing kick by Thai Hayward saw Sam Griffiths snatch possession deep in the Whitehall twenty two. From the ensuing ruck prop, Louis Morgan, crashed over to score.
Hayward added the two and Ross were 7-0 ahead.
Within minutes, Ross were further ahead as captain, Casey Morgan, scurried under the away defence to just get the ball on the try line.
Hayward again converted and Ross were 14-0 ahead. Whitehall did hit back in the closing stages of the first half, but Ross went into the break 14-5 ahead.
The second half was a mirror of the first. Whitehall started strongly, but the Ross defence held firm. Louis Morgan and then Chris Price crashed over for a fourth two tries and as in the first half, Hayward converted both. Whitehall did add another score, but Ross ran out comfortable winners 28-10.
Next Saturday, Ross are at home against Widden old boys for a 2.30pm kick off. The club once again give a big thanks for Drybrook for enabling this match to go ahead.
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