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Boston D3

RESULT North Shore 39–Boston D3 17

October 3, 2015, 1:00pm @ GEAA Field, 663 Summer St, Lynn, MA 01905

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Referee's Official Match Report

Cool, damp day with match played on grass at GEAA field in Lynn. North Shore ran in six first half tries, converting two to Boston's one converted try. The second half saw Boston score two unconverted tries to one North Shore unconverted try. Good match with credit to both team's coaches and captains for giving the spectators an enjoyable match to watch.

Referee: Don Jennings

Via the New England Rugby Referees Society

Our Match Report

After a representative showing from the Old Boys of North Shore against Boston RFC's Old Boys (including the majestic showing of one, Phil "Steel Dick" Sullivan). The North Shore "A" side took the pitch on a cold and windy day against the Boston RFC D3 side at GE, the boys in red took control of the game from the get-go. Within the first five minutes, NS found themselves with a lineout at the opponents 5-meter and successfully punched a maul into the try zone (CJ Palmer scoring) to start the game. After the initial score North Shore did not look back and by the end of the half had put four more scores in to Boston's one try, leaving a 29-5 score at the break; scorers included: Nick Messier, Jeb, Sully, and Zach Reinbold.

The second half proved to be more of the same story with NS controlling the game, despite an extreme lack of discipline at the rucks. Unforced penalties left NS in very vulnerable positions at times. Even though the Reds were able to hold steady on an impressive full five minute goal line stand, Boston was able to match us in the second half on tries at two a piece, leaving a final score of 39-17; second half scorers: Kevin "Handsy" Halon, Thomas MaCrae.

The backs were able to do what they wanted with the opposition, and at times showcased some rather impressive offloading ability. Our pack dominated the set pieces, which really made it easy for the pretty boys to do their thing. Nick Messier at 13 took home the rubber duck, but was undermined by the second man of the match Jeff Long at the boat race. All and all it was a win this team really needed and got us back to .500 at 2-2. The Reds go on the road next weekend to Portsmouth, NH to play Freedom RFC in another must win game.

Up Shore!

Tim Wilkinson