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Issue No. 120 - 8th November 2006
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Publishing my failed photographs is not something I generally do but I rather like this one. The scene is actually of the Chase Hotel on Saturday evening but it looks more like a scene from a sci-fi film.

I was actually just changing a camera setting and opened the shutter by mistake. Being dark, it stayed open for a few seconds and, in the mean time I moved. For the photographers out there: Nikon D100 at 1600 ISO, AF Nikkor 18-35mm ED lens at focal length 21 mm, aperture f3.8 for 1.5 seconds.

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Forest of Dean Deer by Mike Arnison

Readers' Photos

Thank you to Robin Shaw for sending in the photo below. 'Nobody ever photographs the photographer,' said Robin as I noticed the flash. The photo is of course of me, freezing my nuts off at the Ross Lions Firework Display.

Thank you to Julie Andrews of Garway for sending the two photographs below of the village firework display at Treago, St Weonards on Saturday, 4th November.


Tetbury 25 Ross-on-Wye 33

Ross were back in league action last weekend as they looked to extend their unbeaten league record to five games and put pressure on Dursley, who are currently at the top of the table.

Tetbury were unbeaten at home during this league campaign and were looking to mount their own challenge in Gloucester two, but they were not prepared for an efficient Ross XV who were able to keep their noses in front during a stop start encounter, with Ross running out convincing winners at the end.

Although Ross were the away team, they started the strongest. Disrupting Tetbury and setting up camp in their twenty two early on, with Nick Rawlings finding his jumpers and Mike Davies controlling the back of the scrum, Ross put the squeeze on Tetbury for the first quarter of the game and with only 10 minutes gone, Ross were the first to open the scoring.

After some good work from Gavin Oates and Richard Russell, the ball was worked wide by Chay Brine to Alistair Rees who was held up short of the Tetbury line. The Ross pack quickly recycled the ball for Gavin Oates to crash over giving Ross a 5-0 lead. Chris Gage added a penalty shortly after and with the first quarter coming to a close Ross were 8-0 to the good. With Ross continuing to dominate, Chris Gage increased the lead to 11-0 with another penalty before Adam Clements added the second try.

From an attacking scrum Ross moved the ball to the right. Chay Brine delayed his pass, enabling Adam Clements to cut through the defence. Some great footwork saw him cut inside the Tetbury fullback to score and Chris Gage converted, giving Ross a 18-0 lead. With the Half coming to a close Tetbury came to life, scoring two late tries giving an half time score of 18-15.

With their lead having been whittled away, Ross redoubled their efforts in the second half and they quickly added to their lead with another Chris Gage penalty taking Ross 21-14 ahead. Ross continued to shade the close encounters with the tight five delivering the hard yards. After good work from Wayne Williams and Tara Barnett, the ball was moved quickly left to Wayne Bishop. Beating his man on the outside he drew the fullback, before delivering an inside pass for Huw Bellamy to score,giving Ross a 28-15 lead. Tetbury however refused to lie down and after some sloppy Ross tackling closed the gap with a try to 29-22.

After working so hard to deliver this lead the Ross pack refused to let the game slip. After some strong running from first Matt Jones and then Matt Redman, Simon Gwynne crashed over to seal the proceedings giving Ross a 33-22 lead. With the clock running down Tetbury closed the gap to 33-25. However Ross ran out the comfortable winners in the end.

Next Saturday Ross take on Malvern at home, with Ross 2nds travelling to Malvern to play their 3rds.

Girls Football

Ross Town Ladies FC are looking for teams to play in friendly matches. The girls love to play on a full sized pitch. Unfortunately, however, the only league in the area plays mini soccer which the girls find a little too restrictive and the pitch size can result in one goal keeper kicking the ball to the opposition keeper!

If you would like to play a match against Ross Town Ladies, please contact Mel Hodges on 07974 669138. He will be delighted to hear from you.

The team plays Under 14's. There are two under 15's in the team, hence only friendly matches can be played.

The girls can travel to matches and also have a pitch in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. The team are also looking for girls who are interested in joining them, that love to play full sided football.

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Ross-on-Wye Weather Station Readings

Ross-on-Wye Weather Station is located by the tennis courts and bowling green at 'Crossfields' and is one of the important stations around the country which regularly sends data to the Meteorological Office. This is why Ross-on-Wye is sometimes mentioned on the BBC weather reports. It is currently still a manually monitored station and readings are taken twice per day by husband and wife team, June and Rex Swallow.

Figures for week commencing Monday, 30th October 2006
n Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
Sunshine (hours) 2.9 2.3 8.5 7.6 6.1 7.3 4.0
Rainfall (mm) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (inches) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maximum Temperature (C) 18 14 10 9 10 12 14
Maximum Temperature (F) 64 57 50 48 50 54 57
Minimum Temperature (C) 12 10 2 -2 -4 -3 -1
Minimum Temperature (F) 54 50 36 28 25 27 30
Soil Temperature at 10cm Depth (F) 56 53 45 42 40 39 37
Soil Temperature at 30cm Depth (F) 56 56 55 53 51 49 49

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