Weekend Round Up 17/18 February

Weekend Round Up 17/18 February

by Simon Newsham

We had a clean sweep throughout the senior club this weekend, victories for all three mens teams on Saturday and The Valkyries second fifteen on Sunday who went to Havant winning in convincing style.

The first team put 62 points on their hosts Bournemouth ii who managed just a solitary try in response. Our Man of the match was Stewart Davies with a brace of tries on his return.

The Casuals just edged it in a tight and feisty affair at home to Aldershot and Fleet, 15-12 the final score in that one.

The thirds were also at home, this time with visitors Petersfield who are always tough opponents but the Vandals were impressive winners with a 35-12 scoreline.

Moving onto Sunday and for once Havant was the place to be. The Valkyries second xv put on an absolutely brilliant display to take the points with a 14-45 win. The impressive Emily Joss helped herself to a hat-trick in a bonus point win. Scrum-half Emily Hare scored a try and four conversions while other scorers were Lydia Lairson and Alexia Seamer.

On to the upcoming games this weekend, on Saturday the 1sts make the short trip to Gosport in Counties Division 1. We hope to see a large Pompey contingent make the journey across the water to cheer the lads on. The seconds are away to Overton in Counties 3, but there’s no game as yet for the third xv.

This Sunday the Valkyries seconds hope to carry on their winning ways with Poole the visitors to Rugby Camp, whilst the Colts host Tottonians. There are also home games for the U16s and U15s on Sunday.

On a sad footnote, the funeral of our good friend Kevin Ricketts takes place at Christ Church, Widley 1145 tomorrow 20th February. There will be a wake at Havant Rugby Club from 1300 where we can share our memories of Kevin, a truly lovely man.