Rugby: A win well worth the wait

By Clare Newman

Published on Monday, November 30, 2015 - 10:00


Rugby: A win well worth the wait

Harry Dye played a key role in the IW victory.


IW 51, Petersfield 10

A LONG-awaited first victory of the season for the Isle of Wight came in style, with a flurry of tries.

Despite the resounding victory, IW struggled in the scrum and Petersfield opened the scoring.

IW came back strongly, with Harry Dye scoring a penalty despite the strong and gusting wind.

Further home pressure from a kick and chase saw the ball recycled for Ryan Stewart to score. Dye added the kick. A second home try came from another kick and chase. Andy Brown drove forward and sent the ball wide for Neil Brading to score.

Dan Stirrup got his name on the scoresheet at the start of the second half, when he weaved his way through the defence.

Good driving from a well won lineout saw Stewart then grab his second.

Petersfield were not down and out though and a gap was exploited by their scrum half for another try.

Conceding fired IW up, with Dye adding his own try before Brett Evans took advantage of an improved scrum.

Evans then bagged the last try of the day, breaking from the scrum and going on a powerful 70-yard run to score.

Dye sealed the victory with the kick from out wide.

Rouse Intelligent Financial Solutions Man of the Match was hooker Dan Tennant.

IW: Stirrup, Wood, Brading, Vann, Rann, Dye, Evans, Stewart, Lynch, Hay, A Brown, Freeman, Newnham, Tennant, Tanner, Boulter, Raunigger, Huish.

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