Ashley Down Old Boys 7 – 71 Ross 1sts
Ross reached the 1000 points tally with a 7-71 away win the Ashley Down Old Boys. Their points difference now is a remarkable 1023 and they still retain a 100% record by winning all 21 league games with one game remaining.
Played on an artificial 3G pitch this was a fast and furious encounter. With the sun on their backs Ross knew that if they could win quick ball, they could exploit the favourable conditions and they did exactly that as from the kick off they played with too much skill and tempo for a resolute and determined Ashley down side who worked hard but could not stop a steady stream of tries which were ably converted by Thai Hayward. Ross were in control and within 10 minutes they were 12-0 up after two well taken tries. The hosts worked the Ross defence hard but it was not until the sixtieth minute that they opened their account with a converted score however this was regularly punctuated by Ross tries, eleven in all with eight converted and at the final whistle Ross were comfortable 7-71 winners. Try scorers were Casey Morgan 2, Gavin Oates 2, Craig Smith 2, Marcus Barnard 2, PJ Muldowney, Ben element and Dan Field.
Next Saturday Ross complete their league campaign at home with a 3pm kick off Ross 2nds also play completing their championship season, so pop down and watch two games of rugby for FREE and there will be refreshments available. We look forward to seeing you after such a great season