The V’s made the long journey across the M6 to Wolverhampton last Saturday, following a few late dropouts and cancellations with the bare 15 players, including the long awaited return to the starting line-up of Jake “the Osteopath” Ainsworth, and Mark “the Management” Hume.
The visitors started well with a great deal of possession in the opponents half, but after some great defence by the home team they broke away and scored much to the V’s disappointment.
Shortly after, injury struck reducing the V’s to 14 men for the rest of the game, but even with this aside a great break from Ainsworth passing on to centre Jake Haden-White, the V’s almost struck back but again, further great defence kept the visitors at bay.
2 further scores by the home team made the half time score 17 – 0.
The V’s re-grouped at half time and responded immediately after the break, a great catch from the kick off by Nick Pitt, set the team forward on the foot, some exquisite handling in the centre of the field by Jon Fellows led to the ball going out to makeshift centre Tony Hayes who put away winger Jack Clayton who ran through the entire Wolverhampton team (some of them twice), to go over in the corner.
The home team came straight back and following a period of pressure re-asserted themselves on the game and scored two quick tries, one of which resulted in an injury to inspirational hooker Hume which put the away side down to 13 men.
Not deterred by this the V’s went on the attack again, with Rory Humphries rampaging through the opposition putting speedy winger Shaq away again to reduce the deficit.
Some fisticuffs then occurred in the centres resulting in a member of each time in the sin bin, down to 12 men the V’s still did not give up and made the home team fight for every point that they scored.
Final Score – Wolverhampton 2nd XV 41 – Veseyans 2nd XV – 10.