Veseyans 32 Vs Ludlow 25
Saturday’s league game saw Veseyans hosting Ludlow, with the home side looking to bounce back from a disappointing result on their previous outing. As seems to be the routine this season Veseyans started slowly and conceded a try early, which was converted, to give the visiting side an early lead. The Home side started to build into the game and responded quickly with a try from Matt Hipkiss on his return to the starting XV. The game continued to shift in terms of territory and possession and Ludlow were the side to capitalise with a score of their own. The see-saw nature of the game continued when Veseyans responded with a try from Captain James Hateley after a well worked line-out catch and drive. This put Veseyans on the front foot and a concerted period of pressure allowed Matt Goodall to round of a strong half with a well taken try, giving Veseyans the points advantage at half-time.
Ludlow started the second half strongly adding to their points tally through their Fly-half. The Veseyans outside backs became a greater force in the game as the match continued and two second half tries from the v’s wingers ultimately sealed the victory for the home side. The first being a great individual effort from Joe Williams, outpacing and beating a host of opposition defenders, to score from half-way.
The second was more of a team try, with the veseyans XV going through a number of phases to go close on the left-hand touchline, before the ball was spread the width of the pitch for Adam Titchen to dot down in the corner. Sam Irvine added the extras along with a penalty to make the final score 32-25 to the Veseyans. A well deserved bonus point victory to move the V’s up to 10th in the league table.