Another hard working performance from Ross was undone by
three late scores from Whitehall putting an underserved
gloss on the score line leaving Ross with a hard end of
season run in if they are to avoid relegation.
visitors started the brightest establishing early possession
in the Whitehall twenty two. The forwards took control of
the ball and showed great patience and skill in wet and
blustery conditions and they bombarded the Whitehall line
going through twelve phases of play. However, with a score
beckoning, the referee blew up at a ruck and gave the home
team the scrum put in. Whitehall secured scrum ball and
were able to clear their lines. The
remainder of the half was error strewn as conditions worked
against a free flowing game. However, with half time beckoning
the Whitehall left wing did score wide out on the left and
Ross went in at half time 5-0 down.
Ross commitment, especially amongst the forwards, could
not be overstated. However they could not deliver that try
scoring pass and as the second half progressed, the home
side began to dominate territory putting the Ross defence
under growing pressure. Initially Ross held firm but the
weight of possession of the home team finally paid dividends
and once they had opened their account in the second half,
two further tries were added and within a blink of an eye
Ross were out of the game. The
visitors continued to work hard but a further Whitehall
try just before full time put an underserved gloss on the
Walford timber man of the match was Mike Chandler for a
tireless performance in defence.
Saturday, 12th Febraury, Ross will entertain Old Bristolians
at Wilton Sports Ground. Kick off is at 2:30pm.