Petersfield run in ten tries to remain at the top of the league
HAVING survived a bright but fractured start to their meeting with Fareham Heathens at the Cams Alders Recreation Centre back in September, Petersfield Rugby Club’s first team knew they had to hit the ground running in the home fixture and pile on the points as soon as they could.
Extra pressure was placed on Field when their title rivals Alton were gifted a walkover from Eastleigh’s second team.
Petersfield quickly got into their routine to put 33 points past their visitors by half time.
Field opened their account halfway through the first quarter courtesy of Ollie Bowles.
Nick Blumlein added the extras, as he did for the next three tries. The home side scored four more tries in the first half. Unusually for Field, all the tries in the first half were all scored by the powerful pack, rather than the backs.
Franko Tomic scored his side’s second try before doubling his personal tally minutes later. Tom Whitehouse then got in on the act and scored two tries of his own.
With the last conversion missed, Field went in at the break 33-0 up and with the try bonus point in their pocket.
The home side scored another five tries in the second half. Backs Greg Jansen and Andrew Wood scored the sixth and eighth tries respectively.
The rest of Field’s tries went to the pack with Jackson Clark getting the seventh before Whitehouse scored the ninth to complete his hat-trick. Matt Momber got the final try.
Next up for Field is a tricky trip to Millbrook, the side they beat 28-17 at the start of October. Their hosts have suffered only one defeat at home this season, against second-placed Alton, and have had some high-scoring wins in their past few home matches.