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Issue No. 66 [Back Issues]
18th October 2005

This Week - [Fundraising for Sue and Dave - In the Pink - Postman James - Thank You - Girls Football]
[After Match Drink - Bishopswood Bowls - Reaching the parts - Gorsley Skipping - Football Kit - Letters]
[Rugby - Reader's Aerial Photos - Ross Macmillan]
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Rugby - Ross RFC 34 Tewkesbury RFC 7

Ross's promising start to the season continued on Saturday with a convincing win against a hard working Tewkesbury outfit, however Ross's superior fitness proved too much in the end. In perfect Rugby conditions, Tewkesbury kicked off attacking the cricket pitch end. Mike Davies fielded the kick and made good ground, the ball was quickly recycled and the Ross backs immediately pushed over the gain line, setting the scene for the rest of the match.

After some strong running by Matthew Redman, Dave Mince and Matt Taylor, the ball was moved quickly out to Hugh Bellamy who drew the midfield defence, delaying a perfect pop pass to Adam Clements who burst through the defence to score under the posts, Chris Gage converted making the score 7 - 0 after only five minutes.

Ross continued to engineer overlaps after the restart, however a combination of Ross' over enthusiasm and Tewkesbury's ability to slow down Ross's ruck ball ensured that by half time Ross had only added one more try, making the half time score 12 - 0.

The second half began in a similar vein to the first, with Ross forwards continually being the first to the breakdown and with Gavin Oates and Tim Hanks working hard to ensure continued possession. With Tewkesbury forwards beginning to tire, gaps began to appear. After some strong running from Tara Barnett and Tony Clements, Sam Harness moved the ball quickly out to Simon Gwynne, who fed Hugh Bellamy. Another well timed pass found Alistair Rees, who scored in the corner.

Tewkesbury summoned up one last effort and after some good approach play in the midfield sent their "on loan" winger Flos Morgan over to score.

This was only a temporary reprieve as Ross quickly reasserted their dominance and with further tries from Wayne Bishop, Matthew Redman and Gavin Oates, Ross ran out as comfortable winners 34 - 7.

Ross' next match is an away league fixture on Sat 22nd at Cainscross.

Reader Sent in Aerial Photographs

Thank you to regular reader of Wyenot News, John Faulkner, who along with his family, recently moved to Ross-on-Wye from Scotland after reading about the town on, for sending in these fantastic aerial photographs of Ross. The photographs were taken from a hot air balloon piloted by Ian Ashpole and I don't think any further explanation as to what they are of is necessary. The lighting was just right and they are all so beautifully clear . . .

Are you able to help Ross-on-Wye Macmillan Cancer Relief Committee?

We are a small fund raising group, working for Macmillan Cancer Relief. We arrange a variety of events in and around the Ross area. All the proceeds raised are spent in Herefordshire to help support cancer patients, their family & carers. Support covers Macmillan nurses, information & patient grants.

The Macmillan vision states: Imagine a time when every person in the land has equal & ready access to the basic information, treatment & care for cancer & unnecessary levels of fear are set aside.

Recent events in the Ross area have included street collections, the annual sale & coffee mornings. These events have raised around 4000. We are also lucky enough to receive donations like the following. When a Ross resident recently celebrated her 90th birthday, she asked family & friends to give a donation to Macmillan Cancer Relief instead of buying birthday gifts. A member of her family has recently recovered from cancer & received help from a Macmillan nurse so she felt that it was a worthy cause to support. The result of this generous gesture was a cheque for 240 being presented to the Ross committee for Macmillan Cancer Relief. This money will be used to help local people.

We have two quiz nights planned for November & December which are usually popular. We are always looking for people to help in any way possible. Just one hour with a collecting tin or support at quiz nights, a cake baked for our sales, would make a terrific difference & would result in more money being spent locally to help cancer patients.

The committee hope that having read this you may feel able to support us or indeed join a happy & friendly group. If you would like to know more please ring 01989 567445.

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