FORDINGBRIDGE RFC continued their good early season form outscoring their visitors by three tries to one and running out 30-10 victors against Millbrook.

The home side started brightly and a flowing three quarter move saw centre Mat Norton go over in the right corner. Fly half, and new father, Jamie Tryska kicked a fine conversion.

Millbrook responded immediately kicking a penalty. Tryska was having a fine day with the boot and he kept the score board ticking over with a drop goal and another penalty to see Fordingbridge 13-3 ahead half way through the first half.

To this point the match had been an open affair with both sides running the ball well despite the incessant rain.

The final 20 minutes of the half saw more handling errors and this inevitably led to a more stop start game with neither side able to establish a rhythm.

The only points of this period came three minutes from the break with another Tryska penalty.

Fordingbridge started the second half as they did the first with an early converted try.

Right wing Josh Merry popping up on the left in the outside centre channel to score.

The match remained an even affair with fine tackling by both sides nullifying attacking opportunities.

The home side’s efforts in this regard being led by the back row of, Fordingbridge man of the match, Tim Beer, Ross Bealey and Mark Hammond.

Full back Peter Scott went over after 61 minutea with his effort converted by Norton to complete the scoring for the hosts.

Millbrook finished strongly with converted try 11 minutes from time to leave the full time score 30-10.

Next week Fordingbridge travel to face fellow unbeaten side Basingstoke in the Hampshire Premiership this Saturday.

Fordingbridge II's received their second walk over in Hampshire Four they were pleased to welcome local rivals Ellingham and Ringwood II to The Rec for a friendly.

With a surplus of forwards and losing Stuart Fisher with a dislocated shoulder and Mike Quirk with concussion it was a tough day for the home side, as they lost 17-0.

However it was great to welcome back some players not seen for a while and the signs are encouraging for the remainder of the season.

Next week Fordingbridge II travel across the Solent to take on Ventnor II in Hampshire Four.