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Beaten Romsey battle all the way
Improving Romsey made Snows Group Hampshire 1 leaders Team Solent earn every bit of their 19-7 victory at the Sports Centre.
Romsey put in their best performance of the season, giving the students plenty to ponder as they face a tough month of fixtures.
Solent never had it their own way in an even match in which the students’ back line was really matched for the first time this season.
Team Solent did dominate in the scrum, taking several against the head, but they were unable to put the finishing touches to some good phases of play.
The students won the match with tries from skipper George Knight, Ryan Keary and George Scott, but fittingly, the game ended with a deserved consulation try for Romsey – reward for 80 minutes of hard work.
Team Solent coach Sheriden Easton said: “We came here for a win and to make it seven from seven which we’ve done.
“But we didn’t stick to our game plan and our execution was at times poor. But take nothing away from Romsey, they fought extremely hard and really played some great rugby. Well done to them.”
With Hampshire 1’s top six sides all winning, there was little change in the table.
Chris Gogin was first over the line for Bridge with a great individual try and Mark Hammond followed twice and put his boot to good use for a 20-0 half-time lead.
Mat Norton got the only second-half try along with a penalty and conversion.
Third-placed Millbrook had good reason to travel to newly-promoted Overton in confident mood – they recently won there 62-0 in the RFU Junior Vase.
And it was one-way traffic again as Brook came back with a healthy 76-12 scoreline.
There were try hat-tricks for captain Mike Randell and Mark Colmer while Mike Thomas claimed two to go with singles from Dan Wade and Ryan Jones. Rich Colmer nailed nine of the tries to go with a penalty.
Andover clocked up the biggest scoreline of the day – blitzing mid-table Alton 107-3.
Southampton lost out 37-22 at home to US Portsmouth – Adam Tyson scoring two tries for Saints and Alex Debacker one.
In Hampshire 2 leaders Petersfield and second-placed Fareham Heathens both won while Locks Heath Pumas missed an opportunity to leapfrog Fawley, who were without a game. Pumas drew 3-3 at Chineham.
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