Danny Harris writes…
A good win for the 2’s against Ventnor, 24-19 moving them deservingly up the table in Hampshire 1.
Portsmouth started slowly with a series of cheap penalties leading to an early try for the visitors. Once Portsmouth got a hold of the game and played with some structure they quickly levelled up matters with a good try from Chris Hart (Ticker/Tipper).
With both teams exchanging scores, a further try from the excellent Scott Weatherhead kept Portsmouth very much in the game.
The latter stages were a tight affair (similar to the reverse fixture earlier in the season) with the visitors leading by 2 points with 2 minutes to play. Some great work from the forwards, lead to ball be spread wide with a wonderful pass from Danny Harris to go wide to Tommy Hare to score to much jubilation from the home side and their fans.
All tries were converted by Tommy Hare, as well as adding one penalty which ultimately was the difference.
2’s play Romsey next week hoping to build on this result.
Tries: Hart, Weatherhead, HareConversions: Hare (3)Penalties: Hare (1)