Veseyans’ start to the season continued to falter with a heavy away defeat to Leek.
Despite the score line the fixture was closely contested, with Leek going in at the halfway point 15-3 and couldn’t believe their luck. After a slow start Veseyans had dominated both possession and territory but as had failed to execute when opportunities arose.
This theme continued in the second half as Veseyans started slow conceding an early try, and then continued to dominate possession and territory, the scrum in particular was now largely in Veseyans’ favour. However, a lack of composure and accuracy continued to be Veseyans’ downfall, with multiple chances being squandered. A solitary try from Harry Griffiths was all that came from the pressure they were exerting on Leek.
In the end Veseyans began to tire and a sin bin to wing Alex Morgan with 10 minutes to go proved the breaking point, the home side made the most of it in emphatic fashion scoring three tries in the last 10 minutes to distort the final score line.
Veseyans Head Coach, Dan Hemingway, reacted after the game, “The score line doesn’t truly reflect the game, but when you work hard to create opportunities you have to finish them, we didn’t do that today. The positive is we have largely dominated a game of rugby and once again we have done a number of good things, but we have lost 2 games, execution is everything.”
Veseyans 2nd XV enjoyed a better afternoon running in a number of tries against Sutton Coldfield 3rd XV for a 52-15 win. Tries from young backs Adam Spinner, Dan Hemming, and Will Cheneler in particular, will put pressure on those 1st XV players.