Glos Division 3 League Match Tredworth 0 Ross on Wye 28.
table top clash was a true four pointer, with Tredworth
second in the league, this was their opportunity to close
the gap on table topping Ross. Tredworths Lannetts Lane
ground with a verbose home crowd is always an intimidating
place to play, yet a superb display from every member of
the Ross squad sniffed out every Tredworth attack and pulled
away in the second half to register a convincing 28-0 victory.
tone of the match was set from the kick off as Tim Hanks,
Dave Mince and Gavin Oates crashed straight into the Tredworth
receiver,and from there on an intense forward battle ensued
as Tredworth buoyed on by the home crowd threw everything
at the Ross defence. However, as they have all season a
combination of organization and some strong tackling with
Mike Davis, Craig Creed and Gavin Oates ensured that Tredworth
did not threaten Ross's line.
the first half progressed Ross began to assert some authority
up front with some strong scrummaging from Tara Barnett,
Tony Clements and Matt Redman which began to release Ross's
dangerous back line. Some elusive running from Dan Weston
and Alistair Rees put Tredworth on the back foot. Simon
Gwynne moved the ball quickly to Andy Hunt who found Adam
Clements out wide. He slipped the ball inside to Alistair
Rees who broke the last line of defence to score, giving
Ross a 5-0 lead.
continued to win quality ball and were now moving the ball
effortlessly between forwards and backs. A strong run from
Mike Davies saw him surge into the Tredworth 22 and as he
was tackled he offloaded to Wayne Bishop who ran in Ross's
second try, giving Ross a 10-0 lead.
defence was getting ever more desperate in the last 10 minutes
of the first half, which resulted in two successful penalty
attempts giving a half-time score of 16-0.
to accept defeat, Tredworth raised their game in the second
half. However Ross's defence continued to hold firm with
some strong tackling from Kevan Healy, Andy Hunt and Tim
Hanks and as a result gaps began to appear in the Tredworth
defence, some excellent running from Adam Clements, Matt
Taylor and Dan Weston nearly brought a third try. However
Tredworths defence just hung on. By now though, Flos Morgan
and Gavin Oates were winning a lot of ball on the floor
and with only 10 minutes remaining, Tim Hanks broke from
a ruck and made a surging run into the Tredwoth 22. He fed
TC Leach, who fended off a tackle to score giving Ross a
healthy 21-0 lead.
only minutes remaining TC gathered a loose kick, 40 yards
out. He ran hard at the defence, bouncing two tacklers off
before scoring under the posts. Alistair Rees converted
making the final score 28-0.
seven league matches completed, Ross sit top of the league
unbeaten, with only 14 points conceded in the league all
season. Ross's next fixture is on Sat 17th at Ross Sports
Ground kick off 2.30pm against Old Cryptians.