Whilst the result was not in question after the first ten minutes with the score already 10 – nil, it was the manner of the performance that was the most notable.
For the second week running Veseyans played with precision and momentum. Solid set piece play from both line out and scrum set a platform from which the half backs pushed the Luctonians defence back deep into their own half allowing the backs to attack off front foot ball. This spread the Luctonians defence creating space all over the pitch.
At half time the score was 50:0 with the Veseyan try line rarely under threat. However, Luctonians continued to press and enjoyed better possession in the second half. Solid defence on the Veseyan try line prevented the home team scoring, despite them retaining possession for a number of phases less than five metres out.
This was a collective team performance and it would be wrong to single too many player out. However, it would be remiss not to mention two colts who continue to develop and impress in senior rugby. Josh Raby-Gordon is developing into a destructive blind side flanker. However, it is Callum Chapman who deserves the most recognition as he continues to develop as a winger. Callum has always been quick but he is now adding passing and a positional sense to his skill set.
The scorers: Tries – Booth (2), Titchen (2), Fellows (2), Tovey (1), Jervis (3) and Edwards (1). Conversions – Fellows (5) and Edwards (1)