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In the money

The winners of the August Monthly Draw have been named.

They are: £30 S. Bennett, £20 R. Bundy, £15 D. Middleton, £10 T. Pizzey.

Find out more about how you can win cash prizes in the Monthly Draw section of this website or pick up an Application Form from the Clubhouse.

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Youth section triumphant

What a Sunday for the Youth section of Gosport & Fareham RFC!

The Under 13 Vikings played their first ever Hampshire Cup Match and were honoured with Changing Room 1 and a run out on Pitch 1. 

They returned that respect putting on a fantastic performance to beat Trojans RFC 35-0 and now face Farnborough away in the next round of the cup.

The Under 14 Saxons went away to Petersfield RFC and played a full squad development game that finished up 48-31 win to the Saxons.

The Under 15 Ravens went away to Bournemouth RFC and put in probably their best team performance to date with a 33-0 win, although the score line didn't reflect just how good they had to be in defence to keep the opposition from scoring.

The Under 16s were away in the league at Portsmouth RFC in what is a long-standing rivalry for both teams. In a hard fought game they scraped a 27-24 win.

Slick Saxons shine under the Fareham lights

Gosport & Fareham Under 14s (the Saxons) beat Fareham Heathens 55-5 scoring seven tries (six converted) with a penalty and a drop goal which is something rarely seen at this level.

It was a great performance from an 18 man Saxons' squad under the floodlights at Fareham Heathens. There was a healthy crowd to witness the match and the weather remained fair.

A strong start to the match was made by the Saxons with the kick off being gathered and ground gained straight away. The Saxons continued to build with constructive supporting play with both forwards and backs involved. The Saxons scrum was strong from the off enabling the back row to get around the pitch to provide a link to the backs. The backs when provided with this good ball made the most of it with some good handling skills and that gave the Saxon wingers plenty of opportunities to run with the ball.

Fareham Heathens did not ease up throughout the match which was commendable to them and at times the Saxons had to defend tirelessly to prevent conceding any further tries.

Of the seven tries scored (2 by forwards and 5 from the backs) incredibly 6 were converted by two different kickers.

Strong performances throughout from 1 to 18 pleased all members of the coaching team and impressed the Heathens coaching staff.

Saxons defiant with last minute win

The Under 14 (Saxons)  travelled to Romsey less than 48 hours after their entertaining and emphatic win over Fareham Heathens and came away with another narrow victory by 12-14.

The team knew they were in for a hard match as last year the Saxons just won a close encounter 35-30.

Romsey appeared to be the physically bigger team and perhaps that combined with the fact that the Saxons had some fatigued players after the Heathens game appeared to have the edge in the early stages. The basic moves that were so successful against Heathens were not quite coming off.

One small area of success was the scrum although this advantage was negated after the referee opted for uncontested scrums to provide safe play for the inexperienced Romsey front row.

Even the Saxons normally resolute defence was being tested as wave after wave of Romsey attacks went in search of tries.

Romsey had some success and scored two tries with one being converted.

This left the Saxons 12-0 down with 15 mins to go and what appeared to be a slight lack of their normal high intensity and aggressive play.

Finally, the team started to play as the coaching team and parents knew they were capable of and a try was scored after concerted play by the forwards which was also converted.

Then in the final minute another break by the forwards was completed by great support play from the backs for a second try.

As soon as this was successfully converted the referee blew the final whistle.

The Saxons had snatched victory from the jaws of defeat which was possibly not expected after three quarters of the game.

This proves the Saxons can dig in and graft out a result against the odds which will be necessary as the matches come thick and fast throughout the seasons.

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Under 16s ready for season's challenges

Our Under 14s turned up to Havant to play an unusually formatted match against the Butser Barbarians but ended 10-45 winners.

The two halves were punctuated by the first half of a Havant v Petersfield match, the referee announcing he wouldn't be keeping score and there would be no conversions.

As the rain kicked in and the winds picked up, Gosport and Fareham quickly ran in two tries - one by Dave Lewis on debut.

Gosport and Fareham had added a third with Barbarians replied with a try.

Two further tries from Rob Ellis, one coming from a brilliant kick charge down and follow up rucking from Alex Burnett, bookended the Barbarians' second for 10-25 at half-time.

After watching the first half of the Havant v Petersfield match, the boys took to the pitch again, this time playing up the slope and into the wind.

The drizzle had made the ball slippery and handling errors were creeping in on both sides.

The first 15 minutes of the half were spent in the Gos 22 with a relentless onslaught from the rested Barbarians held back by a solid defence and good counter rucking from Gosport & Fareham.

The Barbarians were unlucky, running the ball dead and dropping the ball in two try scoring opportunities.

With fatigue starting to show on both sides, Gosport & Fareham got back into their stride, running in four unanswered tries from Rob Ellis and Harvey Field.

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