Mitchenhampton 2nds 24 – 55 Ross 2nds
Ross took a late away fixture to Mitchenhampton in a friendly and came away comprehensive winners 24-55.
For the first 20 mins however, Ross never had it all their own way with Mitchenhampton having a vast amount of possession, but not being able to breach Ross’ line. Ross’s scoring started with a try from captain Tom Muldowney which scrum-half converted. Soon after centre TC Leach scampered through but the extras were missed. The Ross scrum was firm throughout the game and from such a scrum the ball was put through the Ross hands for winger Ryan Keating to score. Flanker Joe Muldowney was next to score when he superbly pounced on a Mithenhampton error to score which Powell converted.
The 2nd half saw much of the same with Ross drawing men and passing before the tackle time and time again. Keating got his second on 50 mins which fly half Chay Brine converted. Mithenhampton never gave up the ghost and scored a couple of tries before Ross’ No 8 Dan Goud powered his was over the try line after picking from the base of a scrum. Powell again converted by drop kicking it over the posts.
The last try fell on the final whistle from another solo try from full-back Tom Muldowney.
It was an excellent all round performance and difficult to pick a man of the match, but it went in the end to 2nd row Dave Mince who was everywhere on the park and lead by example.
This week Ross 2nds are at home to Dowty in the league.