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Match report from Steve Barnes

Match report from Steve Barnes

By Alison Kyle-Henney
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David Bone is MOTM in wet muddy visit to IOW......

Vectis Colts 1st XV v Trojans Colts 2nd XV
Sunday 23rd November 2014 2.00pm
League – Plate South Division
Playing Condition – Rain, Rain, more Rain and Mud!
An early start, with a 9.45am meet at the Red Funnel Ferry Terminal, for today’s encounter on the Isle of Wight. (Except for Toby and Paul Hill, who were probably in bed until midday!) A smooth crossing, followed by a muddy trek across the local Rec, brought us to the IOW clubhouse. The bad weather did not hamper the tough Trojans supporters from tucking into the Newcastle Brown, John Smiths and out of date crisps that were on offer, whilst watching the opening laps of the Abu Dhabi GP from the warmth of the bar. Leaving the wimps to warm up on the freezing, rain lashed pitch. At 2.00pm, we begrudgingly left the clubhouse, to see if the Colts could keep turn up the heat on the pitch. The opening phases were full of impressive tackles! Luke Moore tackled slice after slice of his ‘Dominos Meat Feat Pizza’, while ‘The Flackster’ demolished the Chicken Dippers, and showed no mercy to the Nacho’s. Evidently, on the pitch, Elijah remembered that he has to score with every touch of the ball, and followed last week’s 5 tries, by scoring with T’s first attack of the game! Aided by a following wind, T’s poured forward again, scoring a quick second try. This time the forwards bundled over the line, with Goffy grounding the ball. (Converted by Kal Traynor). Vectis penalised for offside, gave T’s a tap penalty, and Toby Hill, playing at home at last, didn’t require a second chance to score T’s 3rd try. (Again Kal converts). The first half was all T’s, their dominance enhanced by a series of penalty offences by Vectis. It was another penalty that led to T’s 4th try. A flowing passing move from right to left field, and Matt Kyle-Henney scores (with Kal adding his third conversion). Kal then totally bamboozled the Vectis defence, with an expertly misplaced kicked. Elijah was the only person who had any clue where the ball was going, caught it, and raced in for try 5. (Kal managed to convert this as well). Vectis were struggling at both the Scrum and lineout, and it was lineout ball that gave the impressive Davis Bone his first Trojans try. There was still time for T’s to add more first half points. The Forwards battled over, with Matt Kyle-Henney scoring his second of the game, and again Kal converted.
HT Vectis 0 – 45 Trojans

As per last week, T’s brought on all their subs at halftime, and didn’t they just love all the mud and rain!! The second half proved to be a much different affair to the first. Vectis now had the aid of the following wind, and together with an increasingly slow muddy pitch, they made a better fist of it than in the first half.T’s did manage to add to the score, but only twice. First, George Goff followed another forwards drive, to score his second try. Man of the match, sorry, Dan Barnes, then made a 40 metre solo break, to pass to Kal Traynor who claimed the last 5 metre dash to the line. However, his glory was quickly diminished, when he missed the conversion from right in front of the posts! The final sprint of the afternoon was an equal race between both teams, with hot showers and out of date crisps on offer!
Final Score Vectis 0 – 55 Trojans
Pitt x 2, Goff x 2, Kyle-Henney x 2, Traynor, Hill and Bone
Traynor x 5
In Summary, in awful conditions, Trojans produced some fine first half rugby. In the backs, Elijah Pitt still had his scoring boots on, and Kal Traynor impressed all afternoon. Again, the whole pack impressed, Goff, Kyle-Henney and Hill were on the score sheet, but Routledge, Greene, Wright, Herbert and deputising Luke Joslin all impressed. And a special mention to the new front row sensation, Max Bartlett
My Trojans Joint MOTM goes to David Bone
A very close call today, with honourable mentions to all above. But David, relatively new to the club, gets the vote today.
With all the out of date Walkers crisps eaten, we retired to the Red Funnel ferry terminal. Pocket money spent at the Co-op on suitable refreshments for the trip back to England!! And a final mention to our own Richard of the day, for his face plant chocolate cake tackle, Chris Bradley. (Can we have the Cherry Cake next time?)
We will now need to continue the winning run against Havant 1st XV next week?

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Sun 23, Nov 2014



Meet time



Meet at Red Funnel FERRY Terminal at 9.45 for 10.30 crossing to East Cowes. Return Southampton approx. 6pm. You must confirm numbers travelling with Jim by 12 noon Friday 21/11 in order to confirm the coach on IOW.