An experienced Veseyans squad were up against a young and energetic visiting team. With the opening 20 minutes constantly being blown up by the referee due to various mistakes, neither team had any opportunity to challenge the oppositions defensive line.
The visitors attacking play was well defended by a solid V’s line, however half way through the first half the visitors shipped the ball out wide to their winger who scored in the corner, the conversion was missed and the first half ended with the score at 5 nil to the visitors.
Playing up hill and down by 5, the second half should have proven a more difficult test for the home side. However the half time talk from the more senior players seemed to spur the V’s on and helped them find another gear.
It wasn’t too long before the experience of the home side players started to show, with a well-executed catch and drive by the forwards from the line out, the V’s bullied their way over the line, with Steven McCabe the try scorer and Owain Luckwell slotting the conversion straight between the posts from the touch line.
The home side continued to apply pressure, this time with a penalty from Owain Luckwell to stretch the lead to 5 points. A collapsed scrum within the Veseyans 22 allowed the School of Engineering to take a quick tap penalty which resulted in them levelling the scores, and missing the conversion.
This only seemed to increase the desire of the home side, who constantly attacked the School of Engineering’s defence, sucking in their players to allow the backs to execute a text book move that resulted in full back Rob Lees scoring in the corner. Again Owain Luckwell’s kicking was faultless as he slotted home to end the game 17 – 10.