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Match Reports & Videos: 2014

Freedom RFC

RESULT North Shore 6–Freedom 42

September 20, 2014, 1:00pm @ GEAA Field, 663 Summer St, Lynn, MA 01905


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Referee's Official Match Report

This was a very physical game. From the onset both teams were playing very hard and it got a little chippy midway through the first half and continued until halftime. North Shore had a kick for points opportunity off a penalty and the ball crossed the upright, but I couldn't tell if it had crossed in front of or behind the post, so I deferred to the touch judges behind the goal and they indicated it was good. Freedom strongly disagreed with that call, and at that point both teams started informing me of every call I should be making. During the half, I told both captains their teams needed to clean it up and to stop with the talking, but it continued into the 2nd half. With about 20 minutes remaining, North Shore #7 Chad Horn made a bad high tackle, but actually did a nice job of releasing it before it was "too dangerous," but I felt I needed to give him a yellow card to try and get things back under control, and did. Once North Shore went down a player, they let up 3 conversions in quick succession and the game was over.

Referee: Matt Freund

Via the New England Rugby Referees Society

Our Match Report

Two strong 15 sides took the pitch in Lynn. The first half was high quality back and forth rugby with North Shore looking stronger for the majority until Freedom slipped in 2 tries to end the half 15-6. The Reds had many good looks throughout the match, however finished 42-6.

Big Duck: Cam Short

The Blues came as a combo NSRFC rookies, old boys and SSU Viking friends. Blues played a full match and showed guts with a come from behind charge. Blues came up short at 20-15

WWE Championship Belt: Akimani (SSU)

Coach Rice