In this head to head match for 2nd place in Hants 2, the Pumas were well prepared and eager to put in a good performance. The game started well for the Pumas who opened the score inside 3 mins with a well worked Sam Floyd try who appeared on the shoulder of powerhouse Julian Beard who broke at No8 to put Sam in.
Then there followed a period of great Puma play with several penalties awarded. Goal Kicker Robbie Connell who has been magnificent all season had a rare off day and missed everything and instead of the Pumas being 20 points up they found themselves only ahead by 5 points with 20 mins played.
Then Romsey turned up. They got a few dubious scores either side of half time and then continued to push the Pumas all the way to the final whistle. It was a massive disappointment to finish the season with this type of performance but the Pumas reflected and on balance were pleased with how the season has gone and rewarded with Promotion to Hants League 1 which is a great achievement.
Chairman George Winch says "Woeful game today and the guys looked tired and short of a few ideas on how to break Romsey down in the second half and get back into the match. But the objective of promotion was secure going into the match and this may have had something to do with it"
NEXT REPORT WILL BE MADE FROM HAMPSHIRE 1......