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1st XV - Match centre

Ventnor
Alton
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
Tries
R Bale (3), C Hamer (2)
Unknown
Conversions
C Hamer (5)
Unknown
Penalties
C Hamer (2)
Sat 8 Sep TBC - London & SE Division - Hampshire 1 Full time

Alton 1st XV and 2nd XV both Win Overseas!

The long day out proved worth it - well done to you all

For their first league match of the season Alton were faced with a round trip 120 miles, which included a 1-hour return ferry crossing. To minimise costs their 2nd XV away fixture in Hampshire 4 against Ventnor was brought forward a week. So 29 players left Alton at 10:30 a.m by coach, on Saturday for a long day out, it was to prove worth it.

Alton 1st XV found themselves playing a side that was more experienced, and physically bigger then them. However, undeterred, they took the game to the opposition and within 5 minutes they were awarded a penalty which Cameron Hamer converted; 0-3. This served to wake the home team up and using their well-built back line hammered the Alton defence. This held up well, although Alton were reduced to 14 men when Grant Alexander suffered a nasty looking knee injury. Eventually numbers prevailed and 16 minutes into the half Ventnor scored an unconverted try; 5-3. 4 minutes later Hamer put over another penalty; 5-6, and on 35 minutes Ventnor again broke through for an unconverted try; 10-6. Alton took exception at this and began to run at their opposite numbers, distributing the ball before the tackle, and eventually out pacing the home backs to put right wing Ryan Bale in on the stroke of half-time, Hamer converted taking the score to 10-13.

Ventnor closed the gap within 3 minutes of the re-start with a penalty, but the next 30 minutes of the half were all Alton’s. Outmanoeuvring, and out pacing, their opposition they ran in 4 further tries, 2 by Bale to give him his hat-trick, and 2 by Hamer, who converted all 4 to take his personal contribution for the day to 26; 10-41. In the last few minutes the effect of Alton’s effort began to show, and Ventnor helped themselves to 2 further converted tries, to earn a try bonus point and take the final score to 24-41.

A great effort by Alton considering their lack of numbers and they were delighted to learn that their 2nd XV had also won 26-28, despite finishing the match with only 13 on the pitch.

The quirks of the fixture list mean that Alton will face another Island team when they welcome Isle of Wight to Anstey Park next Saturday, 15th September. This match is a double header, the league fixture and the Quarter Final of the Hampshire Plate; kick-off is at 3:00 p.m.

Key moments

5:00
Penalty Cameron Hamer kicks a penalty for Alton
16:00
Try Try for Ventnor
20:00
Penalty Cameron Hamer kicks a penalty for Alton
35:00
Try Try for Ventnor
39:00
Try Ryan Bale scores for Alton
39:30
Conversion Cameron Hamer kicks a conversion for Alton
43:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Ventnor
46:00
Try Cameron Hamer scores for Alton
46:00
Conversion Cameron Hamer kicks a conversion for Alton
52:00
Try Ryan Bale scores for Alton
52:00
Conversion Cameron Hamer kicks a conversion for Alton
60:00
Conversion Cameron Hamer kicks a conversion for Alton
60:00
Try Ryan Bale scores for Alton
63:00
Conversion Cameron Hamer kicks a conversion for Alton
63:00
Try Cameron Hamer scores for Alton
74:00
Try Try for Ventnor
80:00
Try Try for Ventnor
80:00
Conversion Conversion for Ventnor

Highlights

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80:00 Try 23 - 41
Try for Ventnor
80:00 Conversion 25 - 41
Conversion for Ventnor
74:00 Try 18 - 41
Try for Ventnor
63:00 Conversion 13 - 41
Cameron Hamer kicks a conversion for Alton
63:00 Try 13 - 39
Cameron Hamer scores for Alton
60:00 Conversion 13 - 34
Cameron Hamer kicks a conversion for Alton
60:00 Try 13 - 32
Ryan Bale scores for Alton
52:00 Try 13 - 25
Ryan Bale scores for Alton
52:00 Conversion 13 - 27
Cameron Hamer kicks a conversion for Alton
46:00 Try 13 - 20
Cameron Hamer scores for Alton
46:00 Conversion 13 - 15
Cameron Hamer kicks a conversion for Alton
43:00 Penalty 13 - 13
Penalty kicked for Ventnor
End of period 1
39:30 Conversion 10 - 13
Cameron Hamer kicks a conversion for Alton
39:00 Try 10 - 11
Ryan Bale scores for Alton
35:00 Try 10 - 6
Try for Ventnor
20:00 Penalty 5 - 6
Cameron Hamer kicks a penalty for Alton
17:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Ventnor
16:00 Try 5 - 3
Try for Ventnor
12:00 Missed Penalty
Penalty missed for Ventnor
5:00 Penalty 0 - 3
Cameron Hamer kicks a penalty for Alton
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Ventnor
  • Alton
  • 0
  • Cameron Hamer Penalty 5:00'
  • Try 16:00'
  • Cameron Hamer Penalty 20:00'
  • Try 35:00'
  • Ryan Bale Try 39:00'
  • Cameron Hamer Conversion 39:30'
  • Penalty 43:00'
  • Cameron Hamer Try 46:00'
  • Cameron Hamer Conversion 46:00'
  • Ryan Bale Try 52:00'
  • Cameron Hamer Conversion 52:00'
  • Ryan Bale Try 60:00'
  • Cameron Hamer Conversion 60:00'
  • Cameron Hamer Try 63:00'
  • Cameron Hamer Conversion 63:00'
  • Try 74:00'
  • Try 80:00'
  • Conversion 80:00'

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League round up

Other Hampshire 1 results

28
15
Winchester II
Farnborough
W
L
Southampton
Isle Of Wight
51
3
34
26
Locksheath Pumas
C
C
Overton

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Ellingham & Ringwood 2 10
2. Alton 2 10
3. Farnborough 2 10
4. Romsey 2 7
5. Locksheath Pumas 2 6
6. Overton 1 5
7. Isle Of Wight 2 5

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