Veor hold off Roseland Challenge

Veor 27 – Roseland 13

On Saturday Roseland travelled to play fourth placed Veor. Roseland had been unfortunate enough to play the top 4 sides on consecutive weekends. However unperturbed by this Roseland travelled with confidence despite missing several regular starters.

Roseland kicked the game off playing down the slope and with the wind. Veor scored first. A well worked team try with an unsuccessful conversion. Roseland then responded in kind with a barnstorming carry by second row Ed Llewellyn resulting in a try for the big man. Fly half Tom Day missed the conversion.
Roseland soon snuck into the lead though when Day slotted a kickable penalty. Roseland led 8-5. This time Veor came roaring back and despite playing into the wind they caught roseland napping twice to score 2 tries, one of which was converted and they also kicked a penalty to lead 20-8 at half time.

Playing against the elements in second half roseland struggled early on to gain momentum and Veor stretched their lead to 27-8 with a converted try to secure the try bonus point. Roseland didn’t give up and the replacements who came on gave Roseland a boost and were unlucky not to score try via Andrew Stark who powered over the try line only to be held up.
Roseland did however grab a well deserved try when scrum half Will Rundle took the ball from a forward and bundled over the line. The conversion was missed and the scoring from both sides ended.

When the final whistle blew the score was 27-13 to Veor but despite this Roseland played well and probably deserved a point for their efforts.

Roseland travel down west again this week to play Illogan Park.