September 29, 2012, 1:00pm @ GEAA Field, 663 Summer St, Lynn, MA 01905
Referee's Official Match Report
North Shore Vs. Old Gold
Good match in muddy conditions, with home team outperforming in scrum, backline and on score board. North Shore scored a well-worked back-line try (#11) 5 minutes in but failed to convert. It was even back and forth for the next 15 minutes but Old Gold gave away a penalty 25m in front of their posts, which North Shore's strong kicker took advantage of. Two more converted tries by North Shore in the first half vs. one penalty kick for Old Gold left it at 22-7 at half time.
North Shore opened the scoring again in the second half 12 minutes in. They went down a man for 10 minutes with 22 minutes left due to foul play on a kicker. Although Old Gold was able to run in and convert a try during the man advantage, they also gave up a try to North Shore before the sin bin ended. Old Gold got its big men working well on shunt plays off of rucks and had a much better second half, seemingly keeping posession for most of the last several minutes.
Thanks to captains Ade and Tim for preventing sloppy conditions from making it a sloppy match.
— Matthew Coll (via New England Rugby Refs)
Our Match Report
NSRFC 43 - Old Gold 17
Chilly and muddy setting at GE for another NSRFC v Old Gold matchup.
Your typical North Shore vs Old Gold game - a lot of scrums, some messy play, and tons of physical action. North Shore dominates the set pieces and outpaces the OG backline, but Old Gold is up to the task and takes it to North Shore until the final whistle. Another great match between two even sides.
— Ian Nichols
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