Ventnor RFC’s Mighty Lions travelled away to Southampton RFC. Going from 11 to 8 players 3 hours before kick off, they knew it would be a tough day. However, they managed to
The Lions hit back when debutant Grant Edwards managed to finish a great move. Warren Riches managed to covert making the score 10-7 – game on! This spurred Southampton in to finding a gap and going over for their 3rd try this one converted. Now the lions realised how difficult the day was going to be. With this in their heads they managed to work they way up the pitch and earned a penalty try. Unfortunately Southampton managed to score again twice before the break making the half time score 27-14 to the home side.
Restarting the second half with the wind in their favour the Lions found their feet and after some great
The Lions had all the play for the next 5 minutes and saw them come close a few times. Gareth Gough only narrowly missing out after a good run. Southampton managed to turn the ball over and on the break ran in for another converted try making the score 34-26. Despite spending the final 5 minutes camped on the Southampton try line, The Lions were unable to capitalise.
AJ Wells Man of the Match – Grant Edwards
Red Funnel Moment of the Match – Mark Tucker
Ventnor RFC 2XV Team – Riches, Cripps, Bridges, G Gough, S Gough, Edwards, Tucker