Report: 2nds v Ventnor (H), Sat. 26 Sept. 2015

IWRFC 2nds 26 Ventnor 2nds 12

What better way to start a merit season than to play a local derby. Both sides were determined to get off to a good start and the game was strongly contended from start to finish. A#J614541

Ventnor opened the scoring with a converted try, but the home side struck back with two tries from debutant Andy Rann, Colman Cotter adding the conversions. With Stuart Browne organising the backs and Giorgio Marinelli to the fore up front on his club debut, the Island held out for a half time lead of 14-5.

Andy Rann with one of his tries
Andy Rann with one of his tries
Stuart Browne orchestrates.
Stuart Browne orchestrates.

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A determined home side started the second half well. A great bout of pressure saw a fine try from Sam McQueen, before Dan Greaves added a fourth, Cotter converting the latter. Ventnor refused to give up and were rewarded with the final try of the game.

Ricky Keyes on the charge.
Ricky Keyes on the charge.

The Islands Rouse Intelligent Financial Planning Man of the Match went to Tim Coates for his all round performance.

Next week the 2nds visit Fawley.

IWRFC: J Collinson, T Turtle, S McQueen, A Rann, T Coates, S Browne, C Cotter, A Raunigger, G Marinelli, I Puzey, T Greedy, M Westley, S Brine, R Keyes, S Gregory, J Willetts, J Wright, D Greaves.

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