Veseyans will be disappointed with the final result in a game that was fiercely contested for the majority of the 80 minutes.
With a huge wind going across the pitch in the first half, Veseyans made little use of the elements and struggled to clear their lines. The home side battered away at the V’s line for the opening 12 minutes of the game, however some aggressive and defiant defending from the visitors knocked them back again and again. This was to be the theme of the first half with the home side having the bulk of the possession but going nowhere against a strong defensive performance. The V’s did create a couple of opportunities with centre Matt Hipkiss making a surging run though the midfield and a couple of dangerous looking driving mauls in the Wolves 22, but errors cost the V’s dearly and chances were scorned.
With the game in the balance at half time, an enthralling 0-0, it looked very much as if 1 score could win it. Wolverhampton were the first to get on the board and built the pressure on Veseyans making far better use of the wind than the visitors had done in the first half, Scrum Half Tom Jones pinning the V’s back in their 22 over and over again. At 14-0 down, Veseyans looked to try and turn the tide and were building some phases back into the game, albeit rarely threatening the home sides line, when a mistake in the midfield led to Wolverhampton’s 3rd try with only 3 minutes remaining. Veseyans will be disappointed with the way they finished the game, as has been the case so often this season against top 4 opposition, late errors gifted the Try bonus point and made the score line one which although was a deserved win did not reflect the true competition of the fixture.
The V’s will look to bounce back next week as the welcome Camp Hill to the Memorial Ground in the last league fixture before Christmas.