Vectis did not disappoint and started off brightly as they played into a strong Ventnor breeze. Andover made good use of this breeze and they consistently pinned Vectis back in their own half, although JACKSON as full back dealt with all this pressure really well and ran it back with aplomb.
It wasn’t long before Vectis struck with WILLIAMS breaking through, he doubled Vectis’s lead again a few minutes later as they went 2 tries up.
Great driving by the VECTIS strong forwards today being COLE, COBB, TAKEL, LUCY, GIEMZA-PIPE, LAWAL-RIELEY, NIGHTINGALE, DAMP and MUNDELL all match put us consistently on the front foot and MACANN capitalised on one such play to sneak through on the blind side to make it 3-0. Andover came back strongly and after a spell of pressure they scored under the posts to make it 3-1. Vectis rallied and quick ball out wide allowed WHITE to show a clean pair of heels to cut through and send Vectis into a 4-1 lead at half time.
The second half was fantastic as Vectis switched players regularly and their fitness really showed towards the end of the match. Vectis completely dominated this period and ran in another 6 tries with WILLIAMS adding 2 to his tally, WHITE scored another and JEFFERY showed his pace to finish a wonderful flowing move in the corner. COLE and DAMP both also got on the scoresheet so in total we had 6 different scorers which is great and showed real team play.
The VECTIS back line really worked hard in defence and pressed up together well today snuffing out any Andover threats. The scrum halves MACANN and DOUGLASS kept moves flowing and really got stuck in with both of them putting in monster hits to floor an attacker.
Andover managed to score another try in the second half, but it wasn’t enough with the result 10 -2 to the home team.
VECTIS RFC U13s:
COBB, COLE, DAMP, DOUGLASS, DUBERY, GIEMZA-PIPE, JACKSON, JEFFERY, LAWAL-RIELEY, LUCY, MACANN, MUNDELL, NIGHTINGALE,