It is not often when reporting on a 53 to nil loss that you can find much positive to say. In the case of the game played by Veseyans 2’s against Bourneville, however, that is not the case.

Bourneville came to the Memorial Ground on Saturday with a vastly more experienced team. Well drilled and physically strong they would be a match for most teams in the Midlands. Against this Veseyans pitted a young team keen to impress, and impress they did. The Veseyans defence repelled wave after wave of attack, forcing Bourneville to pull out all of their tricks to get past our valiant team. Early injuries to

Well drilled and physically strong they would be a match for most teams in the Midlands. Against this Veseyans pitted a young team keen to impress, and impress they did. The Veseyans defence repelled wave after wave of attack, forcing Bourneville to pull out all of their tricks to get past our valiant team.

Early injuries to Bhal and Saunders meant the Veseyans were forced to restructure with Lenderyou moving to fly-half and debutant Charlie Morris coming on at inside centre. More used to playing at 8, Morris’s impressive ball carrying and tackling offered a different threat to Bourneville. Another debutant from the Colts conveyor belt, Ryan Prestridge, used the opportunity to show not only was he fearless in defence but when given the ball could make good yards.

There are some days when you just have to admit that the opposition was just better than you. What was not in any doubt, however, was the bravery and commitment of a Veseyans team who were under the cosh for the whole game but at no time gave up or took a backwards step. Well done lads, it is not always about winning but the manner in which you compete.