Minety 1st XV inflicted Supermarine’s first defeat of the season in the Vase Quarter final played at Minety on Saturday, the home side running out 37 – 12 victors.
Playing downhill in the first half, Minety raced into a 10 – 0 lead with tries from Jack Ward and Steve Brown. A Garin Garland penalty extended the lead to 13 points before top of the table Supermarine scored a push over try just before half time.
Minety extended their lead in the 43rd minute when Matt Roberts ended a flowing move from the backs to score a try with Garland converting. Minety had to defend for lengthy periods of the game and lost Jack Ward to the sin bin and Ashley Windle after a clash of heads but, against the run of play, Gareth Graham scored for the home side after a break out and Garland slotted the conversion. Another Garland penalty extended the lead to 30 before Steve Brown broke through to score his second try of the game, again converted by Garland. A late Supermarine try and conversion saw the game end with Minety victors by 37 – 12.
Minety coach Andy Ward said, “It was great to win over a Supermarine team who have won all of their league matches this season and who only came down into the league from the Southern Division last season. In patches we played some really great rugby but we need to add consistency and improve our discipline.”
Double try scorer Steve Brown was delighted with his performance and the tries. “Both were really well set up by the backs. I thought it was our best performance of the season; we were so aggressive in defence.”
Man of the Match: Max Sparrow
Date: 3rd October 2015. Kick off 2.45pm
Venue : Minety Fields, Minety.
Weather conditions: Sunny and mild.
Competition: Dorset & Wilts Division 1 Vase Quarter Final