March 13, 2017
Ross travelled to Luctonians on Sunday 12th March for their first tournament of the 2017 season in the West Midlands League.
First up Ross played a continually developing Berry Hill team whose discipline coupled to Ross’ slightly nervous start meant a half time score of 0 – 0. A slight refocus after half time meant the team started to pick up their speed and some quick play of the balls meant a scathing run and try scored through the middle and Ross controlled the rest of the game to run out 1 – 0 winners.
The next game saw great rivals Pershore as opponents and a closely fought game ended in a 0 – 0 draw. The team came of rightly happy with their level of performance but also knowing a slight improvement in accuracy could have seen them win.
Next up were Bredon and Ross started to hit their straps. Some quick plays, accurate hands and identifications of gaps saw the team run out comfortable winners 6 – 0 as they now knew the tournament would be won on tries scored as Pershore were likely to win all their games.
A tough game against a returning Bromyard was in store after a quick break. It was initially a cagey affair and after Ross went 2 – 0 up Bromyard pulled themselves back into the game to make it 2 – 1 at half time. Ross however continued to play too quickly for the opposition and ran out deserved winners 4 – 1.
This left a last game with Luctonians who had shown some excellent plays all day and run Pershore close and also had an outside chance of coming in the top 2. However Ross were not to be denied and some scintillating play resulted in a comfortable 5 – 0 win and an extremely happy team.
It was confirmed that Ross had won by scoring 16 tries to Pershores 11 through the day and only conceding 1.
A really positive start to the season with everyone playing a massive part in the day either on the end of some great plays scoring tries, organising the defence and putting players into space, running great lines and all with high work rates. Great to see Natalie back as well showing she had lost none of her skill and Natasha playing her first tournament and deservedly winning player of the tournament for the team.
The team are looking forward now to the next Tournament in April at Pershore.