Youthful Ross side show resolve against an experienced Bream
The Bream big forwards put them on the front foot from the first whistle and with that territorial advantage they quickly opened up a 15-0 lead with three well taken tries in the opening quarter. This young Ross side however were unbowed and continued to look to run the ball at every opportunity. However it was the loss of the ball in contact that prevented them running a big Bream side around the park. As the first half came to a close they did shorten the gap to 15-7 with a well taken Chris Thomas score. After a solid scrum on halfway Ian Phillips moved the ball to flyhalf Chris Gage. He put a grubber kick behind the defence and it was Chris Thomas who reacted the quickest, taking advantage of the bounce to gather the ball and slide over to score. Chris Gage converted and at half time Ross were 15-7 behind.
Bream started the second half as they had the first with two quick scores that put them 29-7 ahead. Yet Ross were still full of running and as the game broke up they looked the more creative with Chris Gage pulling the strings at fly half and centre Pete Jarvis punching holes in the midfield. Wingers Guy Pearson and Keiran Revenhall took their chance to show some elusive running. However, they could not find that killer pass and chances continued to go begging. Eventually though this good work finally paid dividends as Chris Thomas added another score,after some strong running in midfield from Cameron Powell, Ross won quick ruck ball and Chris Gage timed a perfect inside pass to Chris Thomas, who outpaced the defence to score a great try in the left hand corner. Chris Gage converted and Ross were 29-14 behind. As the game entered the final quarter, Ross were still looking for an unlikely win. But with Adam knocking on after bursting through three tackles with the line beckoning, and winger Keiran failing to hold onto a try scoring pass, Ross were unable to trouble the score board and Bream added a late try to secure a 36-14 victory
The Hagesud Bosse man of the match was Chris Thomas
Next Saturday 22nd Sept Ross 2nds are in league action against Worcester Wanderers at Sixways, a 3pm kick off.
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