Following a victorious visits to one of the league’s new arrivals the Rangers this week hosted harborne, another new addition to the league. The v’s had their eyes on a win for their first home game of the season.
The first half saw some good rugby from both sides. Veseyans taking an early lead from the boot of Tom greenwood and a try from Ryan Brunsden.
The veseyans continued to apply pressure and as a result adam ward carved a exquisite line between the defence and went under the posts.
But the hosts let harbourne back In the game following a spell of poor discipline and going down to 14 men allowed the visitors to close the gap. Rangers with a smallest of leads at half time.
The second half commenced after a rousing team talk from the coach.The v’s began to reclaim control of the second half and widened the gap between to two sides with a penalty.
The game continued blow for blow in the second half where harbourne became the team with momentum testing the Rangers defence and forcing the home side to show character. Some dominant scrums and control allowed the hosts to escape without conceding and points.
Tom greenwood’s chance to score the first try of the half was halted by the referee, stopped play to issue a yellow card for dangerous play to one of the harbourne players. ‘Greens’ had scooped a loose ball from the ground and made a clean break for the posts but the late whistle prevented him from scoring.
The final blow was dealt by Captain Jimmy Hateley. A bouncing ball at the back of the lineout followed by a emphatic turn of pace saw the front row break the line and off load to a supporting adam ward who returned the favour allowing Jimmy to finish off the try. The Rangers we able to hold out the visitors finishing the game 24-13.