VESEYANS 17 – 28 OLD SALTS
Veseyans were left frustrated on Saturday afternoon by a very hit and miss performance, where they must surely feel they left far too many opportunities on the pitch.
The V’s started well, showing good intent and crossing the whitewash first through winger Joe Williams who finished a fantastic individual try. Old Salts showed their experience by quickly getting back into the game and scoring a try of their own. Veseyans showed their youth as they have many times this season by compounding errors and Salts stretched the lead to 5-17 through two further trys which the Veseyans will feel were soft give aways.
The V’s finally began to settle into the game following a good break up the left side through second row Jack Ward, but just lacked that final pass as they have done so often this season. They enjoyed a spell of fantastic pressure, and following a series of scrum penalties on the Salts line they made the brave decision to tap and go, with flanker Ali Booth going over in the corner.
The game was then brought to a halt with six minutes to go in the first half, after Old Salts prop suffered a serious leg injury. On behalf of all those at Veseyans Rugby, we wish Greg a speed recovery.
Once the game resumed, now on the 2nd pitch, it became an extremely cagey affair with both sides enjoying good spells of pressure. Old Salts showed the great er experience and made the most of some Veseyans mistakes which released the pressure and allowed them to pin the Veseyans back.
Head Coach, Dan Hemingway, will be pleased that the young Veseyans squad showed improvement in many areas of the game, but will be left frustrated again by missed opportunities. Onwards and upwards for the rest of the season as they go into a block of games including many of the sides around them in the league as well as continued runs on both the North Midlands Cup and the RFU Intermediate Cup, plenty to keep playing for!!!