The visitors were the first to show in this home encounter, playing down the slope, some aggressive running saw them break into the home sides 22 and force a penalty which they duly converted. The V’s then went on the attack and following a sweeping length of the field backs move, Jake Farrow crashed over from the created ruck. Owain Luckwell added a penalty, but this ended the home side scoring for the half as Sutton really took control. They added 3 tries to their total including two very smart interceptions and also kicked their goals to lead 8 – 22 at the half.

 

A rejuvenated V’s took the field for the 2nd half and immediately seized the initiative with an interception of their own when centre Sam Griffiths telegraphed a move, this was followed by the best passage of play of the game where the V’s flowed from one end of the field to the other with Chris Whitehouse breaking through and being held just short, Captain Tony Hayes made the clear out to pop the ball to forward Andy Ryley to crash over from Short Range. Whitehouse was not denied for long when he made another break through the defence this time was not denied. Further damage was inflicted on the away side by Centre Alex Morgan who again picked off the Sutton defense to go through under the posts.

 

Sutton though kept their tails up and had the last say of the game scoring with a couple of minutes to go, but the V’s held on for a very hard fought victory.