Kidderminster 1XV  53 – 17 Veseyans 1XV

The Veseyans 1st XV visited Kidderminster for their first away league game of season this Saturday. The V’s came into the game on the back a strong training week, and came into the game with confidence.

The home side started the first half the strongest and crossed the Veseyans try line early in the half after concerted pressure. After this early setback the Veseyans responded strongly and started to build momentum, phases and territory. This resulted in a penalty, Veseyans opted to kick for the corner and were rewarded with their first try of the game. Ali Booth won the line-out cleaning and the pack set up their driving maul. Rob lenderyou got his hands on the ball at the back of the maul and powered his way over for the try. The conversion, from out wide, was missed to leave the score 7-5 to the home side.

Veseyans continued to build into the game after this try, and number of strong defensive sets put pressure on Kidderminster. James Hateley forced a turn over in mid-field and the ball was moved wide into the hands of winger Ryan Brunsden, who out paced the covering defence to go over for the score from 40m out. This gave Veseyans a 10-7 lead at half-time.

At halftime the team were confident they could build on the strong first half performance and aim for the first league victory of the season, however things didn’t quite go to plan in the second 40 minutes.

Kidderminster scored early in the second half after a midfield scrum and this put the Veseyans side under pressure which did not relent for the majority of the second half. Kidderminster scored tries on a regular basis in the second half to build up a strong lead. To Veseyans credit they rallied late on with some strong running by youngsters Jack Ward and Matt Goodall. Veseyans got on the scoreboard for a third time late in the game after a strong run and offload by Jake Farrow allowed Matt Turner to go under the post for his first try for the club. This left the final score at 53-17 to the home side. A disappointing end result after the strong showing in the 1st half, onwards and upwards for Ludlow at home next Saturday.