Ross-on-Wye run in nine tries to crush Cheltenham Civil Service in Gloucester 2 (From Hereford Times)
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Ross-on-Wye run in nine tries to crush Cheltenham Civil Service in Gloucester 2
2:30pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in Rugby
Ross 55 pts Cheltenham Civil Service 5 pts.
ROSS ran in nine tries to their opponents’ one to notch a convincing opening to their home programe in Gloucester Two.
The match was effectively over after just 12 minutes as Ross ran in four early tries through Dan Field, Gareth Holdsworth, Craig Smith and Tom Harris to establish a 24-5 lead.
With the Ross front five of Dave Green, Craig Boughton, Matt Redman, Ollie Floyd and Wayne Williams, who were collectively named as man-of-the-match, completely outplaying their Cheltenham counterparts, the visitors were never able to build a platform to get into the game.
And with scrum-half Holdsworth constantly sniping around scrums and rucks, Ross scored at regular intervals.
Holdsworth crossed twice more to complete his hat-trick while there was a brace from Huw Bellamy and other efforts from Gavin Oates and Harris as Ross eased past the half-century mark.
Bishops Castle 10 pts Bromyard 7 pts.
UNFORCED errors proved costly as Bromyard suffered their first Midlands Four West (North) defeat of the season.
The match had begun well for the Herefordshire side, who took the lead after 15 minutes.
Scott Holloway linked with Martin Rees-Pitt who powered through the Castle back-line before offloading to John Parker who evaded a final tackle before going in under the posts.
After this, however, while the intent was there, the execution was poor and this played into the hands of the home side who scored two unconverted tries to lead at the interval.
After the break, Bromyard did create some openings but errors let them down and there were no further scores although they did pick up a losing bonus point.
Parker and Rees-Pitt turned in noteworthy performances for the visitors.
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