GALLERY: Bonus-point win for Vees in penultimate game

Ben Russell tries to break through

Ben Russell tries to break through - Credit: Archant

Verulamians recorded a five-point win in their penultimate game of the season as they beat Feltham 28-7 at Cotlandswick.

Darren Westhead drives through a tackle

Darren Westhead drives through a tackle - Credit: Archant

Vees’ final game of the season is at Old Millhillians on April 11.

Regardless of the result, this season will be tinged with disappointment. A blistering middle of the season – Vees won eight games on the bounce – could have put them in contention for promotion had it not been for a poor start, when they won just two of their first seven matches.

Instead, Vees will finish in either fourth or fifth in Herts/Middlesex 1. A commendable performance, but it could have been so much more. They will, however, go into next season full of confidence, knowing what the team can achieve.

Saturday’s win over Feltham turned into a exhibition as the visitors lost a prop forward in the first five minutes and, without any replacements, resulted in uncontested scrums.

Ryan Taylor scored the first try, which was converted by Ben Russell, in a dominant second half. Russell darted over and added the extras to put Vees 21-7 up.

The game descended into mistakes until just before the final whistle when Ryan Taylor dived over for the bonus-point try. Russell split the uprights with the last kick of the game.