Petersfield III 17, Ryde 62
A HUGE away win came off the back of one of the best Ryde performances in years.
The first try came when Andy Gough kicked an up and under. An alert Dominic Tweed showed a great turn of pace to dive on the ball and put the away side ahead. The two swapped roles a few minutes later, when Tweed put through Gough.
Ryde continued to pile on the pressure and the Wilks Lettings man of the match Rob Knight scored from a powerful run through Petersfield’s defence.
Paul Roberts was next on the score sheet, taking advantage of a quick tap penalty.
Petersfield made a rare foray into Ryde’s half and were quickly punished when captain David True made an interception and scored a length of the pitch try.
A sixth try quickly followed the restart.
The home side did pinch a converted try back just before the break, but Ryde looked confident at 45-7.
Petersfield refreshed their side with players from their firsts and vets to make a game of it.
But, despite the reinforcements, Ryde continued to dominate and True grabbed his second.
Petersfield came back again with a second try, before Martin Kirwood-Slack and Josh Sayers each added to the score.
The home team scored the final try of the high-scoring game.
The second half was definitely one for the forwards and the High Park Tavern man of the match Tom Dibben stood out for his work rate.
Ryde’s Vince Kennedy scored six conversion during the game and was unlucky not to get a try.
Ryde: Vyse, Moody, Gough, Dibben, Kirwood-Slack, Fraser-Woodbridge, Roberts, Edwards, Waldron, True (c), Gough, Cox, Tweed, Kennedy, Knight, Gough, Sayers.