Andover 28 Camberley 59
Progress can be measured in very small amounts sometimes and with that in mind, a terrific second half from Oakwood sponsored Andover, saw them gain a bonus point for the first time in three attempts against high flying Camberley.
The illustrious visitors are hot favourites to win this league having only failed to gain promotion in the play off last time and they have strengthened since.
Winchester 34 Andover 13
In a hugely disappointing performance, Andover lost out comfortably to local rivals Winchester last Saturday.
The home club, rejuvenated under their new coach, were well organised but Andover had great hopes of upsetting them after a fine performance at Farnham last week.
Andover 2nd 22 Tottonians 2nd 34
After an inauspicious start, Andover Hinds were keen to make an impression with their first home game of the season hosting high flying Tottonians.
The Hinds finding themselves starting with only 14 players, decided to field a full set of backs and take the shortage in the forwards, happy that 7 from an Andover pack, can match 8 of any other team in the league.
Portsmouth 2’s 57 – 7 Andover 2’s
Andover twos travel to Portsmouth for their first game of 2017. Having beaten Portsmouth earlier in the season Andover were hopeful they could do it again.
From the kick off Portsmouth showed just how they wanted to play this game and as they gained possession the ball was fed to their electric wingers, who pushed out wide to score in the corner.
Milbrook 51 Andover 29
Danny Gillan's 3rd XV travelled to Millbrook for the opening game of an important season ahead. With only 13 players in tow, Millbrook were kind enough to lend a player(Aaron), who played as if the black shirt was his all season.
The game didn't start as planned, with Millbrook taking full advantage of the spare men on the field to run 3 in tries in quick succession.
Last Saturday Danny Gillan’s Andover 3rd’s travel to Tottonians to play what on paper was the hardest game of the season.
Totts first team are flying high in London division one and their thirds have been all conquering in recent times but Andover, led by Bert Baxter for the day are no mugs themselves, having been promoted last season and used to winning.
Andover Ladies 7s Touch Team travelled down to Fordingbridge for their 2nd tournament of the season.
The side still rebuilding after the loss of 16 players from last season, were looking to improve on the 1 draw and 3 losses in their 1st tournament, in which they leaked 8 tries and their 3. Training had gone well, concentrating on defence and a few set piece moves with Coach Carl Borg-Neal hoping their hard work would pay dividends on the day.
Andover RFU Ladies 7’s Touch team visited Aldershot & Fleet at the weekend, for their long awaited first tournament of the season.
The young and inexperienced side consisting of 3 under 18’s, 2 of which were amongst 4 of the 9 in the squad playing in their 1st tournament, as the team rebuilds after losing 10 of last season’s squad to injury, retirement or other reasons.