In their second competitive outing, Fordingbridge Walking Rugby team were looking to surpass their runner's up performance at Salisbury.
A gloriously sunny day, but thankfully a stiff breeze blowing across Gosport & Fareham's pitches, kept the temperature down a tad, for nearly 2 hours of Walking Rugby.
Fordingbridge hit their stride immediately, scoring 6 tries in each of their first 3 matches. (Guildfordians 6-3, Burgess Hill 6-2, Kingswood 6-4)
Next up were the hosts' A team, who are always a committed outfit, and posted Fordingbridge's first loss of the day, 1-3
Back on track in games 5 and 6 with wins over the Hampshire Barbarians (3-2) and G&F B team (4-0)
The penultimate match saw the two teams vying for top spot, pitched against each other. A really close one with Fordingbridge thwarted by the full time hooter going down 1-2 to Esher.
In their last match Fordingbridge needed at least 4 tries to take a bonus point and be in contention for the cup... A 4-1 win over Amesbury saw them through, after some number crunching at the control tent.
Played 8, W6, L2, F30, A17
Special thanks to Bob Carr who was the nominated ref, so played and officiated continuously throughout.
Alan Ingram, Neil Chamberlain, Angus Reid, Richard Newman, John Stockley, Bob Carr,
Lucy Ogilvie, Carla Lee (c), Nikki Stockley